1) Avoid driving for 12 hours following the surgery.
2) Operated eye should be protected by eye shield until first post operative appointment. Do not remove eye shield except when applying eyedrops. Use 1-2 pillows to elevate your head and avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye or on your abdomen. Do not rub your eye.
3) Keep operative eye dry for 5 days. You can shower or bathe, but turn your back against the showerhead spray. If washing your hair, tilt your head backwards to avoid water from spraying into the operative eye.
4) Avoid splashing water into the operative eye. For the first 3 days, when washing your face, try to use a wet wash cloth to wipe and wash your face. No makeup on eyes for 7 days.
5) Avoid strenuous activity such as bending down, lifting, jogging or contact sports for 5 days. Do not lift anything over 10 lbs.
6) Resume taking any other medications that you were taking prior to surgery.
7) Take Tylenol or any non-aspirin pain reliever: 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed for pain.
8) If taking oral pain medications, do not take on an empty stomach.
9) It is important to follow Dr. Huang’s instructions when applying eye drops to prevent any contamination to the operative eye.
10) Wash your hands before applying eye drops. If your eyelids becoming itchy or sticky the following morning, you can gently clean them with a moistened cotton ball with sterile water. Wipe in one direction: wipe from your nose toward your ear. It is important not to rub or put pressure on the eye.