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May Yong


05/28/2012

Do I have to wear an eye patch after a cataract surgery?

I was having a cataract removed and the doctor told I should wear an eye patch after. It sounded strange to me. Do all doctors do this?
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  • cat_w101

    05/28/2012

    Yes. After surgery the eye may be quite sore and very sensitive to light, so an eye patch can help you prevent anythings getting into your eye and protect your eye from light. Just take your doctor's instructions because he will know when to remove the eye patch.
  • crazyuglycoyote

    05/28/2012

    Yes. The doctor would ask you to wear eye patch after cataract surgery to avoid your eyes getting burned by strong sunlights. Generally you need to wear eye patch for one week but if your eyes have a good recovery, you can remove them the next day.
  • debby truax

    05/28/2012

    It is necessary to wear eye patch after cataract surgery to protect your eyes and it is better to wear hard eye patch when sleeping so that you will not press your eyes and hurt them unconsciously.
  • Jordyn

    05/28/2012

    You don't have to wear an eye patch during the day, but you should wear it while sleeping because it can protect your eyes from any light that will affect you. And it can prevent you rubbing or touching your eye during the sleep time.
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