Will I be able to go out after my surgery?
You will not be able to drive for a number of days after the operation. Bruises, scarring and redness may take several weeks to fade.
How can I reduce swelling?
Prop your head up with pillows for a couple of days, when resting, to reduce swelling
How do I clean my eyes after surgery?
Gently clean your eyelids using prescribed ointment or eye drops
Do I have to wear sunglasses after surgery?
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind
What can I take to subdue the pain?
Take paracetamol or another prescribed painkiller to relieve any mild pain
What do I need to avoid doing after surgery?
You should avoid:
- Strenuous activity and swimming for a few days
- Smoking, as smoke can irritate your eyes
- Wearing contact lenses or rubbing your eyes