How Long Before I Can Exercise After Cataract Surgery?
How Long Before I Can Exercise After Cataract Surgery

If you’re an active individual, you’re probably wondering when you can get back to your regular exercise routine after cataract surgery. The good news is that the downtime is typically short.

First Week Is Key:

The initial week following your surgery is crucial. This is the period when your eye is most vulnerable and needs time to heal.

No Stitches, Quick Healing:

Since the incision is only about 2mm and doesn’t require stitches, healing tends to happen quickly.

Why a Week?

The small and stitch-free incision minimises the healing time, making it generally safe to return to exercise after just one week.

The Importance of Rest:

Make the most of this downtime by giving your body, particularly your eyes, a chance to heal without any additional stress.

Back to Exercise:

After that important first week, you can generally resume exercise activities like gym, running, cycling, yoga, or whatever you love. If you have a multifocal lens, you should be able to enjoy these exercises glasses-free.

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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