After eye surgery, it’s important to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible. That usually means avoiding swimming and exposure to potentially contaminated water such as hot tubs. For how long depends on your surgery and expected recovery time, but two weeks is generally advised.
Some procedures, such as those involving retinal surgery, will require you to avoid any strenuous activity for the first few days. And after a vitrectomy, we may advise you to keep your head in a certain position to aid healing. However, after most procedures, including a cataract operation, you’ll be able to return to normal, non-strenuous activities almost straight away.
It’s also very important to follow any specific instructions your surgeon gives you, such as using eye drops, medication or wearing an eye patch to protect your eye. For more information about after-care for specific procedures, have a look at the appropriate eye surgery under the treatments page, or just give us a call.