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when can i go swimming after cataract surgery?

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Dr. George Yang
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
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Dr. Lloyd Williams
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
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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