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How soon can i drive after detached retina surgery?

I have a detached retina surgery the day before yesterday. IS it OK to drive right now? Or how soon can i drive after the detached retinal surgery?
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  • david


    Well, generally speaking, you are not supposed to have driving in the first two weeks after the surgery. While by having the surgery, it definitely can do a help to your eyes, but on the other hand, you should know that it will take some time for them to recover. So in this special period, you should be careful about your eyes. As we know that when you have driving, your eyes have to be focused on the point in a long time, and that will lead to eye strain. If you have eye strain, it is possible to have some other eye diseases, such as sore eyes or dry eyes. In some cases, it can hurt your eyes. Also, it can infect your eyes because of the viruses which invaded in your eyes. Even after the first two weeks, I will suggest you should pay more attention to your eyes, so that you can not get hurt or have infection by it. Since the eyes after surgery are very sensitive and fragile, you should take some measures to avoid the infection. For example, you should avoid eye injuries by wearing a protective shield at night and with naps until you are advised by your doctor. Also, you should remember not sleep on the side of the operated eye for the first night.
  • Caroline


    I am so sorry to hear that. As far as I know, it would take a long time for your eyes to recover and some activities such as driving are forbidden. Anyway, I am confused how can you do not feel uncomfortable and want to drive. However, it would be best for you to consult a doctor and follow his instructions and advice. I think it will take you about 3 months before you are ok to drive a car.
  • Logan


    You should not drive right now after the detached retinal surgery. Your eyes should be closed to have a good rest for a while. After the detached retinal surgery, your eyes will get the basic recovery for about a month. During this time, you'd better not use the eyes too much which will let them get tired which will be bad for the recovery of the right vision.