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Post surgery care and restrictions

There's a bunch of post surgery care and restrictions that I have to follow to ensure the best care for the corneal graft.

Caring for my graft

Protective Eye Patch
  • I put in Maxidex and Chlorisig eye drops three times a day to help stop infection and to assist the graft. Before I put the eye drops in I clean my eye with a sterile guaze pad and saline solution.

  • I also have to wear a plastic eye patch that has holes in it when I sleep so that I don't accidentally touch or rub my eye, apparently this will be in place for months. I also have to wear the patch when showering for the first two weeks so that my eye doesn't get wet. See picture.

  • Eating well is very important, good nutritious food will help support the graft.

  • Sunlight and bright light sting so I wear my sunglasses when I'm outside or carry my patch around so that I can put it on if my eye is straining.

  • I'm pretty tired still and resting is important in the healing process.

Restrictions

These restrictions are in place for the first month and are then reviewed.

  • The hospital wrote a medical certificate for my yoga and gym as I'm not allowed to do those activities for at least one month.

  • No jogging or rigerous/bouncy movement of the head.

  • No sex, unless it's slow and intimate.