The Dos and Don’ts After Cataract Surgery

After having your cataract surgery, it is important to listen intently to your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions in order to achieve a speedy and smooth-sailing recovery. The outcomes of your surgery also greatly depend on how well you take care of your eyes after the treatment.

Here are some tips your eye doctor may give you after your cataract surgery.

What to DO

  • Rest is essential after your cataract surgery. Get lots of it.
  • Reading and watching television is allowed. You may also do gentle exercises to stimulate good blood flow throughout the body.
  • Wear sunglasses when going outdoors to protect the eyes from exposure to light and dust.
  • Eye drops will be prescribed to you for a month. This will help reduce any inflammation and prevent you from acquiring infection after the procedure. Follow your eye doctor’s every instruction.
  • Mild pain may occur in the treated eyes. Take pain medication for this. If it persists, seek your doctor’s help immediately.

What NOT to do

  • Avoid falling over or hurting any part of your head or eye. During the first few days, there can be a risk for this as your vision may still be blurred.
  • Refrain from touching or rubbing the eyes for the first month after treatment. Avoid swimming or using a hot tub. Avoid contamination as much as possible.
  • Avoid exerting too much pressure on yourself by bending over or performing strenuous activities.

For more information about cataract surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Thom by calling us today at 701-235-5200. We look forward to hearing from you!

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