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Should I avoid heavy lifting after eye surgery?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on surgery

For vision correction surgery, such as lasik, there is no restriction on lifting.
Also, following modern micro-incision cataract surgery most patients can lift and bend right away. Heavy lifting - as in significant weight lifting - should probably wait a month or so until off of all eyedrops.

In brief: Depends on surgery

For vision correction surgery, such as lasik, there is no restriction on lifting.
Also, following modern micro-incision cataract surgery most patients can lift and bend right away. Heavy lifting - as in significant weight lifting - should probably wait a month or so until off of all eyedrops.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Heavy lifting can increase venous pressure and cause bleeding, which is potentially dangerous after eye or eyelid surgery.

In brief: Yes

Heavy lifting can increase venous pressure and cause bleeding, which is potentially dangerous after eye or eyelid surgery.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes for at least 1-2 weeks.

In brief: Yes

Yes for at least 1-2 weeks.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology

In brief: Follow instructions

It is best to follow the instructions for post-operative behavior and activity given to you by your surgeon.
Activity depends on the type and complexity of the surgery, so no generalizations should be made. If you are unsure, check with the surgeon!

In brief: Follow instructions

It is best to follow the instructions for post-operative behavior and activity given to you by your surgeon.
Activity depends on the type and complexity of the surgery, so no generalizations should be made. If you are unsure, check with the surgeon!
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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