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I had cateract surgery when can I wear mascara and lift some weights it's been a week and a half?

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If the surgery was uncomplicated most surgeons allow makeup after 1 week.
Activities such as light weights and running are generally acceptable after the first week. Always check with your surgeon of course.

In brief: Depends

If the surgery was uncomplicated most surgeons allow makeup after 1 week.
Activities such as light weights and running are generally acceptable after the first week. Always check with your surgeon of course.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask your doctor

The average patient who undergoes cataract surgery can usually return to normal activities, bathing and use of cosmetics after about 1 week.
Dependoing on how well you have recovered, or if there was any difficulty with your surgery, the doctor may advise waiting longer. The best person to ask is the surgeon who performed your cataract surgery.

In brief: Ask your doctor

The average patient who undergoes cataract surgery can usually return to normal activities, bathing and use of cosmetics after about 1 week.
Dependoing on how well you have recovered, or if there was any difficulty with your surgery, the doctor may advise waiting longer. The best person to ask is the surgeon who performed your cataract surgery.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ask your surgeon

The time it takes to heal enough to resume normal activities depends on the way your surgery was performed.
It's best to ask your operating surgeon about that. It should be covered in the paperwork you received after the operation.

In brief: Ask your surgeon

The time it takes to heal enough to resume normal activities depends on the way your surgery was performed.
It's best to ask your operating surgeon about that. It should be covered in the paperwork you received after the operation.
Dr. David Speck
Dr. David Speck
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Dr. A J OByrne
Ophthalmology

In brief: One week

One week should be enough time to resume exercise and makeup after cataract surgery.

In brief: One week

One week should be enough time to resume exercise and makeup after cataract surgery.
Dr. A J OByrne
Dr. A J OByrne
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