Question: How long after cataract surgery can I fly on a 3 hour airplane flight and then play golf?
Answer: Modern Cataract Surgery recovery is generally pretty quick. It is important that you follow your Cataract Surgeon's specific instructions in your case as there maybe procedural variations that require modification of your activities. However, typically it is possible to take an airplane flight and play golf within a week after Cataract Surgery. You should, however, be careful when traveling to avoid lifting any heavy objects. And, although most people don't carry their own clubs and golf bag today, please make sure you allow someone else to load, unload and carry your bag and clubs for you. Best of all be safe...have fun!
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