Can I Wear Makeup / Mascara After Cataract Surgery (How soon?)
How Soon After Cataract Surgery Can I Wear Makeup?

After undergoing cataract surgery, you might be eager to get back to your regular beauty routine. However, there are some key things you need to know to ensure a smooth recovery.

Concealer and Eye Shadow

These can generally be worn starting from the day after the surgery.

Mascara Precautions

It’s advised to avoid using mascara for a week following the procedure. Mascara has a higher risk of getting into your eye and causing irritation.

When to Go Back to Normal

After a week has passed post-surgery, you can usually return to your complete makeup routine, including mascara.

Water Risks

Be cautious to avoid tap water, bath water, and swimming pool water around your eyes during the first week as they are not sterile and could risk infection.

Infection Precaution

Following these guidelines minimises the risk of post-operative complications, including infections.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the guidance of your ophthalmologist or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have about your eyesight. The most reliable advice is obtained through a consultation and inspection from a medical specialist.


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