; Cataract Surgery: When Can I Exercise?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cataract Surgery: When Can I Exercise?

Scott Buck, M.D., a Cataract Surgeon at Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center reviewed guidelines for resuming exercise after cataract surgery and lens implants. “My cataract surgery and lens implant procedure allows for a pretty quick practical and visual recovery,” stated Dr. Buck. “This is important to so many patients-especially as they want to be able to resume their daily activities and lifestyle quickly.”

Certainly exercise guidelines may vary slightly depending on your cataract surgeon and on the specific details of your cataract surgery, but in general within 24 to 48 hours you should be able to do light walking. Avoid any heavy lifting or bending from the waist to get objects from the floor until you get approval to do so from your cataract surgeon. Swimming and water activities should be avoided for at least the first week after surgery because getting water in your eyes could increase the risk for infection. However, most patients are completely back to their exercise routines within one month after surgery.

If you or someone you know has questions about cataract, cataract surgery, lens implants and exercise restrictions please feel free to call Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center at 219-464-8223, or visit Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center or facebook.com/nwindianaeyeandlaser

Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center, is located at 502 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 and 1001 South Edgewood Drive, Knox, Indiana 46354.