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Caitlin lee


10/25/2012

How soon can i shower after cataract surgery?

I plane to take cataract surgery. After taking it, can i take a shower? When?
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  • Buttons Hepner

    10/22/2016

    I just had CATARACT SURGERY on my right eye October 20, 2016. ALMOST EVERY LAST ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS WRONG. 1) YOU CAN SHOWER OR BATH AFTER SURGERY, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS KEEP THE EYE THAT WAS OPERATED ON COVERED WITH A DRY FACE CLOTH AND KEEP YOUR HEAD TIPPED BACK SO THAT THE PERSON WASHING YOUR HAIR CAN KEEP FROM SPLASHING THE EYE. 2) NO FLYING, HOT TUBS ECT FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER THE OPERATION. 3) YOU DON'T NEED TO WEAR PROTECTIVE EYE WEAR WHILE YOU SLEEP. THIS IS OVER KILL ! 4) HAVING SURGERY IN THE WINTER CAN BE INEVITABLE, AS THE SURGERIES ARE DONE YEAR ROUND. TAKE THE APPOINTMENT THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU WHEN THEY CALL. IF YOU DON'T, IT COULD BE ANOTHER THREE TO SIX MONTHS BEFORE YOU RECEIVE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT. WITH THAT SAID, THINGS GET WORSE AS IT PROGRESSES EVEN MORE. ALSO, KEEP IN MIND, THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE ON THAT LIST, AND THE WAIT COULD BE LONGER. IF YOU WAIT YOU MAY ALL OF A SUDDEN START HAVING HEADACHES. ALSO, KEEP IN MIND, THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE ON THAT LIST WHO WILL GLADLY JUMP AHEAD OF YOU IN LINE. 5) YES YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH ANY SURGERY. SOME TAKE AS LONG AS A YEAR TO RECOVER. IT IS SAID THREE MONTHS FOR RECOVERY, HOWEVER, EVERY PERSON IS DIFFERENT. SOME DON'T FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS, RESULTING IN INFECTION, INEVITABILITY CAUSING THEIR OWN DELAY IN RECOVERY. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR DOCTOR AND YOU WON'T HAVE A PROBLEM. 6) IF YOUR HAVING BOTH EYES DONE ( RARELY DO THEY DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME UNLESS OF COURSE IT'S AN EMERGENCY ), THE NEXT EYE WILL BE DONE TWO WEEKS LATER, AT WHICH TIME YOU FOLLOW THE SAME INSTRUCTIONS AS WAS GIVEN ON THE FIRST EYE SURGERY, UNLESS THE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE CHANGED. THE SURGERY IS FROM TEN TO FIFTEEN MINUTES LONG. IF YOU WOULD LIKE, THEY OFFER A SEDATIVE, WHICH IS GIVEN INTRAVENOUSLY. IT DOES NOT PUT YOU TO SLEEP, IT JUST TAKES THE EDGE OFF THEN UNKNOWN. USUALLY, WHEN IT COMES TO THE SECOND EYE, 99.9% WON'T WANT OR NEED THE SEDATIVE, HOWEVER, IT IS THERE IF YOU DECIDE YOU NEED OR WANT IT.
  • Julia

    10/26/2012

    You can take shower after cataract surgery. But you should keep in mind that avoid anything getting into your eyes. Because things like shampoo may cause eyes irritation. To help the heal of your eyes after cataract surgery, you shall also try to not watching TV and computers. And some spicy food also good thing to eat.
  • Allen

    10/30/2012

    Well, looks like a cataract surgery seems to be inevitable right? So, generally speaking, after taking that kind of surgery, within two weeks, you should avoid letting water get into your eyes, lest that the water should hinder your wound from recovering you know? But if handled properly, you can take a bath, just avoid water in your eyes. Personally, I advise that you take the surgery during winter.
  • Kyle kirk

    11/03/2012

    Definitely you can take a shower after the cataract surgery, but don't do that at the first day after your surgery, because you won't feel that much well with the uncomfortable eyes. However,a shower wouldn't harm your eyes if you are careful enough. Remember to protect the eye from soapy water by patching it securely. Always turn your back against the shower spray.Good luck!
  • Jordyn carter

    10/28/2012

    Well, generally speaking, you can have shower after surgery, only if you can make sure that your eyes can not be moistened by the water. If you have shower to your eyes, it can be very dangerous to make your eyes infected by the allergy. So just be careful. Even if the recovery is quick, it also needs 3 months. In this period, there are many things you should pay more attention to. For example, you should avoid eye injuries by wearing a protective shield at night and with naps until you are advised by your doctor. Also, you should remember not sleep on the side of the operated eye for the first night. Besides, you are not supposed to watch tv and computer in the first week for they can lead to eye strain.
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