Frequently Asked Questions




Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Post Surgery
at Bridgewater Day Surgery


Q

When may I drive?

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When can I go back to work?

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Ask your Surgeon.

This will depend on many factors e.g. vision in your other eye.

A

Ask your Surgeon.

Depends on your occupation.



Q

May I read, watch TV or work on the computer?

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May I go out to lunch/dinner today?

A

Yes

A

Not advised
(you will have decreased vision and no depth perception).



Q

May I bend to dress and put my shoes on?

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May I go out walking?

A

Yes

A

Not advised until the pad is taken off your eye.
(You will have a decreased field of vision and no depth perception).



Q

When can I shower and wash my hair?

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When may I fly?

A

When the pad is removed from your eye.

Close your eyes and do not rub the operated eye.

A

As your Surgeon.



Q

How do I wear my reading glasses with the patch on?

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Should I wear sun glasses?

A

The patch will come off the next day.

A

May be helpful, but not required.



Q

When should I have my perscription glasses changed?

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When may I play golf?

A

Discuss with your surgeon.

Usually 1 month following surgery.

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Usually 1 week following surgery.

Ask your surgeon.



Q

Which side should I sleep on?

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When may I swim?

A

Avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye.

Follow surgeon's instructions.

A

Usually 2-3 weeks after surgery.

Risk of pressure on your eye and infection from the pool.



Q

May I have an alcoholic drink tonight?

Q

When may I play bowls/other sports?

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Yes, unless you have had sedation

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Ask your Surgeon.