Swimming after cataract surgery is probably one of the more important activities to avoid while recovering from cataract surgery. It is suggested that you wait four weeks to swim – whether in a pool, lake, ocean, or hot tub.
When can I start swimming after cataract surgery?
When can I go swimming after cataract surgery? You can go swimming 2 weeks after treatment but we recommend you wear goggles as the chlorine in the pool can irritate your eye. After 4 weeks, you can usually swim without any restrictions.
How long after cataract surgery can you go in a hot tub?
A Word on Using Hot Tubs After Surgery
While sitting in a hot tub isn’t swimming per se, it is still being submerged in water that harbors bacteria and other vectors for potential infection. Because of this, patients should also avoid using hot tubs for at least 2 weeks after cataract surgery.
How long after eye surgery can you go swimming?
You can resume some water activities after just one week of your Lasik eye surgery, and within a month, all water restrictions will have been lifted. After One Week: You can go swimming a chlorinated pool. Be sure to wear goggles. To be extra cautious, you may prefer to wait two weeks before visiting the pool.
How long does it take eyes to heal after cataract surgery?
Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months. Cataract surgery recovery time tends to be minimal and mild, but there are various factors that can impact the speed of recovery.
Can I swim 2 weeks after cataract surgery?
Swimmers should wait four weeks after cataract surgery before swimming in a pool or a natural body of water. Swimmers who wear goggles may swim as soon as two weeks after cataract surgery. However, it is very important to wait until the eye has had a chance to properly recover.
Can I wash my hair in the sink after cataract surgery?
It’s usually considered safe to wash your hair 24 hours after you have cataract surgery. However, you should keep your eyes closed and avoid getting any water or shampoo in your eye, and, it’s advised that you use a mild or baby shampoo.
What activities should be avoided after cataract surgery?
Avoid heavy lifting, exercise, and other strenuous activities. Exercise can cause complications while you’re healing. You’re at higher risk of having an accident if you’re doing anything physically taxing.
What is considered strenuous activity after cataract surgery?
Strenuous exercise includes jogging, aerobics, yoga, weight lifting, football, running, cycling, tennis etc.
What happens if you accidentally rub your eye after cataract surgery?
Rubbing your eye can lead to bacteria or an infection, and the pressure is also bad for the healing incision. Your eye may itch sometimes, but rubbing it will only make things worse— you must resist the urge! Keeping your eye as clean and clear of contact as possible will lead to faster healing.
What is the fastest way to recover from cataract surgery?
- use your eye drops as instructed.
- take it easy for the first 2 to 3 days.
- use your eye shield at night for at least a week.
- take painkillers if you need to.
- bathe or shower yourself as usual.
- wear your eye shield when washing your hair.
- read, watch TV and use a computer.
- use your shield, old glasses or sunglasses outdoors.
How long does it take for your vision to stabilize after cataract surgery with lens implant?
The consensus seems to be that it takes 1-3 months. So you should expect your eyes to have stabilized 2-4 months after the surgery. You’ll probably have another Ophthalmologist appointment around that time. That’s when you should be ready to have your eyes tested and be given a new glasses prescription if needed.