Returning to normal activities
Do not drive, operate machinery or do any potentially dangerous activities for at least 24 hours and not until you have fully recovered feeling, movement and co-ordination.
If you have had a general anaesthesia or sedation, you should also not sign legal documents or drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.
Your surgeon will tell you when you can return to normal activities. Most people resume normal activities soon after the procedure. It is important to look after your eye as advised, to reduce the risk of complications.
Your surgeon may give you an eye shield to wear at night for about a week.
You will be given eye drops to instil following your surgery, these may continue for up to 6 weeks.
Your surgeon will tell you if new glasses will improve your vision.
Do not swim or lift anything heavy until you have checked with your surgeon.
Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
Do not drive until you are confident about controlling your vehicle and always check your insurance policy and with your doctor.