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Tips Regarding Cataract Surgery

I just thought I'd share a few things that I learned regarding cataract surgery. The first and most important is to follow your doctors instructions before and after the surgery; especially the washing of the eye lashes with baby shampoo and the eye drops. Skipping the eye drops can lead to an infection. According to my doctor, an infection after eye surgery can lead to loss of vision in that eye.

Now here is the toughest one to follow because for many folks they have to break a long time habit. Don't rub your eyes. Some doctors will tell you to keep your hands away from your eyes. Seems easy. Doesn't it? But what if your eyes itch? The spontaneous response is to rub your eye. Your most vulnerable time is when you are waking up. Therefore it may be wise to refrain from touching the eye with the cataract before the surgery. Form the habit early. Rubbing your eyes hard may dislocate the lens that was inserted in your eye during surgery though my doctor said she had seen very few cases where that happened. I had to constantly remind myself not to rub my eyes.

I hope this helps those who are going for cataract surgery.

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cmoneyspinner wrote on June 19, 2015, 7:50 PM

This advice should help for those undergoing cataract surgery. Keeping your hands away from your eyes is not an easy instruction to follow. It's like saying “Don't scratch.” All of a sudden you itch everywhere!!

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 19, 2015, 9:55 PM

Not rubbing my eyes in the morning would drive me insane

paigea wrote on June 19, 2015, 10:13 PM

Rubbing my eyes would be a very difficult habit to break!

acelawrites wrote on June 20, 2015, 6:40 AM

That's a good advice, knowing we have that habit of always rubbing our eyes .

AliCanary wrote on June 20, 2015, 9:07 AM

Oh, man, I would have a hard time remembering not to rub my eyes. I would probably need to wear something!