- When you sleep, please put on the eye shield given to you for 10 days so that you do not injure your operated eye
- Use all the drops given to you and keep all your eye exam appointments even if you feel your eye is fine
- For mild pain you may take a paracetamol tablet. If you have unbearable pain, call your eye doctor immediately
- Initially you vision may be blurred or distorted. Your eye may become red or bloodshot or there may be some bruising around it. This should fade away in a few days. Be careful not to fall or bump into objects if your vision is not clear
- Do not rub your eyes or touch it with a handkerchief. Some eye irritation and discharge after surgery is common. Clean your eye 2 times a day or as instructed by your doctor.
- Do not carry heavy loads like a large grocery bag or children for 4-6 weeks
- Do not perform strenuous exercises for 4-6 weeks
- Do not bend over for extended periods of time
- Do not engage in contact sports for a few weeks. Be careful while playing with children. Reduce your risk of getting knocked in the eye
- Do not swim or use a hot tub or spa for 4 weeks. Prevent the wound in the eye from getting contaminated.
- Do not use any eye cosmetics for at least 4 weeks
- Do not drive until you are confident that your vision is clear
- Do not cook or go near the stove till your doctor permits
- Do not strain at stools. Avoid constipation by requesting a mild laxative
- Do not smoke or consume alcohol
- Contact your doctor if you have unbearable pain, worsening vision, excessive discharge or sudden onset of flashes or floaters
It is safe to
- Shave or bathe from the neck down the day after surgery. Use a clean wet towel to wipe your face. Do not let water splash into the operated eye
- Read, watch TV and use the computer within a few hours
- Perform gentle exercises and normal household activities
- Consume your usual diet
- Wear sunglasses when you are outdoors. Protect your eye from dust, soap water and wind even when indoors.