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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Cataracts: Eye Care After Surgery
The day after surgery to remove a cataract, you will most likely be allowed to return to your normal activities. But you need to take certain precautions.
Wash your hands before putting drops in your eye. Be careful not to touch your eye with your hands or the tip of the medicine dropper.
Do not rub or press it. You may need to wear a rigid shield over your eye.
Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label. It is common to have a scratchy feeling in the eye or mild discomfort. If you have pain, contact your doctor immediately. Pain may be a sign that there is a problem.
These may be signs of a complication from the surgery.
Use warm water and do not use soap. It is normal to have some drainage around the eye.
Shampoo your hair by leaning your head back.
Current as of:
April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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