Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sex after Cataract Surgery

Question: I would like to know how long to wait to have sex after cataract surgery. I had cataract surgery on my left eye 4 days ago and it is healing nicely and my vision has improved. I'm using eye drops-both antibiotic and anti inflammatory. I will be taking the anti inflammatory drops for 3 more weeks and the antibiotic drops for 3 more days. My right eye was done 3 months ago and is fine. How soon after my left eye surgery would it be safe to have sex?

Answer: In order to be pretty cautious in your return to daily activities, sex after Cataract Surgery might fall into the group of vigorous or strenuous activities. In general, most Cataract Surgeons recommend that the return to full daily activities-including vigorous or strenuous activities-be commenced when you have finished using all of the prescribed eye drops. This might be a conservative approach and the precise answer should come directly from your Cataract Surgeon as well as your previous experience with the Cataract operation on the right eye.

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