Do I need to undress for cataract surgery?

You will not be asked to undress prior to your surgery. Please wear clean loose fitting clothing such as a blouse or shirt that can be opened down the front.

What clothes to wear for cataract surgery?

On the day of your surgery, you should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes. A blouse or shirt that buttons up at the front is a good idea as you’ll need to avoid contact with your eye after the operation. You should also avoid wearing anything that is too tight around the neck.

Do they cover your face during cataract surgery?

You are moved to a surgical chair and reclined to a comfortable position. The skin surrounding the eye is sterilized with a solution. It is then covered with what appeared to be a light gray piece of translucent plastic material with a hole around the eye.

How do you shower after cataract surgery?

You can take a shower or bath 24 hours after your surgery. Do not get water or soap in your eye. Keep your eye closed while you shower. Use a clean washcloth every time and normal tap water to clean secretions from your lashes or the corner of your eye.

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Why can’t you drink water before cataract surgery?

Before any surgery, you should try to increase your water intake. The human body is made up of up to 60% water! Though you are not put to sleep during cataract surgery, it can still be quite taxing on your body. Water is one of the best things you can put into your body, especially while it’s healing.

Are you sitting or lying down during cataract surgery?

The standard position for patients having cataract surgery is the supine position: the patients lie flat on their backs to face the operating microscope overhead.

How many days rest is needed after cataract surgery?

Most people are able to return to work or their normal routine in 1 to 3 days. After your eye heals, you may still need to wear glasses, especially for reading. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.

How long after cataract surgery can you wash your hair?

You can wash your hair one day after cataract surgery, but do not let the water run directly into your eyes.

What is the fastest way to recover from cataract surgery?

Do:

  1. use your eye drops as instructed.
  2. take it easy for the first 2 to 3 days.
  3. use your eye shield at night for at least a week.
  4. take painkillers if you need to.
  5. bathe or shower yourself as usual.
  6. wear your eye shield when washing your hair.
  7. read, watch TV and use a computer.
  8. use your shield, old glasses or sunglasses outdoors.
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Can you drive at night after cataract surgery?

Be Careful Driving at Night During Surgical Recovery

Glare, halos, and issues with light sensitivity are not uncommon. Be sure to take things slow when it comes to driving at night. If you notice glare and halos, try to avoid driving yourself at night until these issues have resolved.

Should you sleep with your head elevated after cataract surgery?

You should avoid sleeping on your side after you have cataract surgery. After your cataract surgery, you’ll be provided with an eye shield, to protect your eye from dust, grime and anything else that may get into and irritate your eye or cause infection.

Can you lay in the sun after cataract surgery?

Protect your eyes from the sun after cataract surgery

During surgery, the doctor removes the cloudy lens and implants an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to restore clear eyesight. The IOL does contain UV protection, but it’s essential that you are wearing sunglasses when you walk out of the surgery center door.

Can you go for a walk after cataract surgery?

We recommend that you avoid any exercise for at least one week after cataract surgery. Any discomfort and tenderness from the surgery will settle within a few days and you can begin with some light to moderate exercise such as walking or stretching.

Can we watch TV after cataract surgery?

Can I watch Television, Laptop/Computer and mobile after cataract surgery? Yes, you can watch television, computer/laptop and mobile one day after a routine cataract surgery. However, you may feel a little strain due to brightness, but it will wear off with time.

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