Simple Eye Care Tips after Surgery

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Eye Care after the Surgery

  • Do not rub the eyes
  • Avoid head bath for a period advised by the doctor (usually 3-4 weeks).
  • Avoid using the handkerchief to mop the eye. Use sterile tissue only.
  • You should use your eye drops according to the prescription.
  • You can watch TV, read books, from the day after your treatment – but do not strain your eyes.
  • You can work on computers from the 3rd day of your treatment or as advised by the doctor.
  • You can have your normal food.
  • Do not clean the eye on the day of your treatment.
  • Do not use eye makeup for one month.

Clean your eyes properly

  • Boil some water and allow it to cool.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Use cotton wool or clean gauze dipped in the cool boiled water to gently wipe around your eyelid and remove any sticky deposits from your lids and lashes.
  • Do not wipe inside your eye, wash your eye out with water or press on your eye.
  • During the first two weeks, you may need to clean your eye twice a day because the drops and the healing process can cause slight stickiness.
  • Do instill eye drops regularly, as advised by your eye doctor.

Administering Eyedrops

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before instilling eye drops.
  • Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.
  • Do not let the dropper-tip get contaminated. Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye.
  • Eye drops should be administered properly by the correct person in the correct strength to the correct eye.