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How Long Before You Can Use Mascara After Cataract Surgery
2-3 weeks : Every cataract surgeon will have a different answer. The main issue is the chance that applying the eyeshadow will either lead to an eye infection or causing the corneal wound to open up. To my knowledge, there has never been a clinicial study asking this question. In my practice, i ask my cataract patients to wait 2-3 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In most cases, patients are able to drive within 24-48 hours of cataract surgery. Not on the day of surgery itself, because sedatives are commonly used. Depending on the rate of healing, the status of the other eye, and other coexistant eye diseases, the majority of patients can resume driving within 48 hours. Ask your surgeon for their advice about this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Short term: Almost all cataract surgery is done under local; the eye protection is to cover the eye during the period when the anesthetic is still in effect to prevent accidentally poking the eye. It is not used to promote healing. By the next day after surgery, the cover will have been removed and with ordinary caution, the eye will heal nicely. ...Read more
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It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact lens: You should not need a contact lens after lasik surgery if the procedure was successful. See your lasik surgeon if you are needing correction after your are healed. It is safe to wear a contact lens within 1 month of surgery but it should not be necessary for vision correction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever!: Treatment for cataracts is only indicated if it is affecting you activities of daily living. If they do not progress or cause problems you do not need surgery. Unless they cause other problems such as glaucoma, then surgery is indicated. You should be seen on routine basis by eye care specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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