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Ariana kirk


11/13/2012

How to shower after cataract surgery?

I just took a cataract surgery. Can you tell me how to shower right now in order not to affect my eyes?
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  • GORDON

    05/17/2019

    can I wash my feet in the shower by bending down after cataract surgery?
  • Kelly

    11/14/2012

    Take a tub bath rather than shower for the first few days after surgery. Do not get bathwater in your eye! If you must shampoo, bend your head back and let the water run away from your face. When you do shower or wash your face, try to minimize the amount of water that gets in your eye. After surgery, bacteria can cause infection to develop within the eye. Infection does not necessarily mean that surgery was conducted in unhygienic surroundings: Patients may be naturally susceptible to infection through low immunity. Exposing the eye to water from the faucet while showering or washing your face can also cause infection.
  • elpropio

    11/13/2012

    Well, so sorry to hear that. Anyway, you should know that cataract problem is one of the most complicated problems with regard to your eyes. After the surgery, you will be required to be extremely careful of your eyes ,otherwise you will get infectious again, even worse. Generally speaking, you are not suggested to take a shower and avoid water in your eyes. If you really want to take a shower, you should try to not wash your face in order not get waters into your eyes.
  • carolynx66

    11/13/2012

    In fact, after taking a cataract surgery, you should spend a long time recovering. In the time of recovery, you should take measures to protect your eyes from any injury. So when it comes to how to shower, the first thing you must bear in mind is that get away hot water, warm water is just okay. And closing your eyes when you wash your face, don't let any shampoo get into your eyes, or you may catch eye infection. If there are some water that get into your eyes, using a dry towel clean them up slowly and softly. If it still doesn't work ,call a doctor for help at once.
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