Question: Since I play oboe, which requires a rather extreme amount of pressure to blow, would it be advisable to not play for a while after cataract surgery, and how long a time would you think would be advisable?
Answer: The best answer to your question about playing the oboe after cataract surgery really should come from your cataract surgeon as he or she knows the exact course of your surgery, incision status or any potential complications that might have occurred during your cataract operation. That said, the general opinion of cataract surgeons is that waiting a week after an uncomplicated cataract and lens implant surgery should be sufficient to resume your oboe activities.
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