• The eye shield will be removed the next morning after the operation.
  • Carefully clean the area around the operated eye with clean water and cotton wool every morning and evening for two weeks’ time.
  • Administer the eye drops into the operated eye as instructed.
  • If you have other eye drops that you use regularly, you may continue using these unless otherwise instructed.
  • Avoid swimming and sauna for two weeks’ time. When washing your hair and your face with shampoo or soap avoid any contact with the operated eye.
  • It is safe to spend time outdoors after the operation. If the weather is windy or cold you can cover your eye with a clean patch or a shield, or with a black plastic eye shield you can purchase at the pharmacy.
  • Any physical strain should be avoided for two weeks’ time after the surgery. This includes things such as thorough cleaning (e.g. spring-cleaning), gardening, physical exercising and snow clearing.
  • Reading, handiworks and watching TV is allowed.
  • The patient’s vision can be tested and a prescription for eyeglasses can be made on the private sector at the earliest one month after the operation, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Once the patient’s eyesight has been tested the patient is allowed to drive a car.
  • If you feel pain in the operated eye, your eyesight gets worse or the redness increases, please contact the eye clinic.
1/31/2019 Silmäpoliklinikka