You may only need to wear it when you sleep.
You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery.
Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week.
Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week.
How do you wash your face after cataract surgery?
Don’t wash face with soap as it can enter the operated eye. Gently wipe the face with a wet cloth. Bathing is allowed. Avoid head bath for 3-4 weeks.
Can I wash my hair in the sink after cataract surgery?
When can I wash my hair after cataract surgery? You can wash your hair one day after cataract surgery, but do not let the water run directly into your eyes.
How long does it take for the eye to heal after cataract surgery?
Your doctor may prescribe eyedrops or other medication to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and control eye pressure. Sometimes, these medications can be injected into the eye at the time of surgery. After a couple of days, most of the discomfort should disappear. Often, complete healing occurs within eight weeks.
Do and don’ts after cataract surgery?
Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks. Immediately after the procedure, avoid bending over to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye. If at all possible, don’t sneeze or vomit right after surgery. Be careful walking around after surgery, and don’t bump into doors or other objects.