TIP: In case of uncomfortable pain, do not hesitate to contact us. Avoid acetylsalicylic acid drugs (ie,aspirin, salospire) as painkillers.
Following Cataract surgery, you dress up and go to a controlled environment like home or …office. You start then your eye-drops and continue them during the day, as prescribed. Eat and drink your regular diet.
You may drive short distances, take relaxing promenades in a clear open air environment without wind. Avoid contact of your eyes with water, dust, soil, and generally dirt. You may cook, watch television and read books for a while, but do not exaggerate. Patients mention sometimes a foreign body sensation that usually disappears the next morning. Vision gradually becomes efficient in a few hours in the majority of the patients.
Following Vitrectomy surgery, you can expect some discomfort and will need to wear an eye patch for a few hours. Your ophthalmologist will prescribe eyedrops for you and advise you when to resume normal activity. Vision after surgery will depend on many variables, especially if your eye disease caused permanent damage to your retina before the vitrectomy and if we have used gas or silicone oil during surgery. Your ophthalmologist will discuss your situation with you to explain how much improvement in your eyesight is possible.
Eye drops or ointments are used for several weeks to facilitate healing. Patients can usually resume normal non-strenuous physical activities the day after surgery. How quickly the patient can drive normally, return to work, perform fine visual tasks, or engage in strenuous activities varies from person to person.