Question: I had cataract surgery in March this year. It was very successful. No complications. My question is how soon after surgery will I be able to travel overseas?
Answer: As your Cataract Surgery was uneventful, and provided there are no specific instructions restricting air travel from your Cataract Surgeon, there is no reason you cannot travel anywhere you wish by air at this time. In general modern Cataract Surgery and Lens Implantation are quite "patient friendly" and barring any unusual complications there are few if any restrictions after the first few weeks. Of course, it is important to avoid heavy lifting in any event and perhaps avoid submerging your facial area in any water source that might be less than optimal in terms of sanitation if you are traveling to remote or underdeveloped areas.
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