After Clear-Cornea Cataract Surgery: The First 24 Hours
After surgery, you’ll rest in a recovery area in most cases for less than an hour. Even though you may feel fine, you should take it easy. Your doctor will let you know what you should and shouldn’t do once you get home. You may need to wear eye protection the first day and while sleeping. Also, remember to take any eyedrops or other medicine your doctor prescribes.
Back at Home
Spend your first day relaxing at home. Watch TV, read, or talk to a friend.
Getting Back in Action
You may be able to get back to much of your routine in the first day. But with some tasks, your doctor may ask you to wait.
Driving: You can drive again in 2–3 days, but it may depend on visual recovery.
Bathing: You can shower again in 2–3 days.
Cooking: You can cook again in 2–3 days.
Exercising: You can exercise again in 14 days.
What to Expect
It’s normal for your eye to be bruised or bloodshot at first. Also, your eye may feel scratchy. These eye changes won’t last long.
When to Call Your Doctor
Your pain is not relieved by over-the-counter medicine.
You have nausea or vomiting.
Your vision suddenly becomes worse.
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