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What kind of post-operative care do I need?

After the operation, your doctor might recommend a pain reliever. If you experience severe pain or worsening of symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately. In terms of visits, you should see your doctor within the first 2 days after surgery and at regular intervals for at least the first 6 months. At the initial visit after surgery, your doctor will remove the eye shield and test and examine your eye. You may receive eye drops to prevent infection or inflammation or be told to use artificial tears to lubricate the eye. Your doctor may also advise against using lotions, creams, or make-up around the eye for up to two weeks and avoid swimming and strenuous activity for a month or two. Your vision might not completely stabilize until 3-6 months after surgery.

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