A 46-year-old member asked:
when can i go swimming after cataract surgery?
3 doctor answers
Dr. George Yang answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It really depends on your surgeon and the surgical technique. I use no stitches and usually advise my patients that they cannot go swimming for two weeks following cataract surgery.
Answered on Dec 29, 2019
Dr. Lloyd Williams answered
12 years experience Ophthalmology
Ask your surgeon: Different surgeons have different opinions, but most i know would say you should wait at least a couple weeks or a month. It probably depends somewhat on the surgical technique and wound construction, so you should ask your surgeon.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers answered
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Depending on pre-surgery risks & other surgical factors (was laser cataract surgery performed, was there any complication, excess iris manipulation or energy needed), most pts can go back to school/computer/work in 2-5days: as long as using drops, no bending, lifting, heavy straining performed. Swimming with goggles likely ok at 7-10 days; no goggles @30d: check with eyeMD; [email protected]
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
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