Cataract surgery and exercise

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My husband had his cataract removed in his lt eye. Everything is going well and it will 4 weeks next Monday. He still has not got his post op appointment  which was supposed to be at 2 to 3 weeks. When I phoned they still do not know when he will be seen. He wants to know whether he can resume his jogging. Have told him to wait after appointment but it is not likely to be soon. Anybody know whether he can start jogging also is it safe if he gets water in his eye. He is still having the maxidex drops for another week 4 times a day. Thanks

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    You didn't specifically say it, but if it's been more than 2 weeks, I'm not a doctor, but I'd say it's safe to jog. Probably OK  too if he got a little water in his eye when showering. Bad deal that he didn't have a follow-up appointment right way, but if he's seeing OK and has no other problems, guess it turned out all right.

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    Usually, taking a shower is discouraged for the first one week after surgery (mainly to avoid rubbing the eye), "no swimming" is suggested for about 3 weeks, and "strenuous exercise"  or "impact sports" should be avoided until the doctor makes sure that the incision has healed properly. Slow jogging is probably okay, but walking at a fast pace (or on hills) may be safer at this stage.

     

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      It will be 4 weeks next Monday then the drop will be stopped. Still no appointment yet. I guess jogging should be ok but want to make sure . I would like him to wait until post appointment but not sure when will that be. Everything went well, not wearing glasses and could drive 4 days post op. He is a bit disappointed as his wear vision is not so good. Told him he cannot have it both ways. Been eating glasses for over 50 yrs. 
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