Use eyedrops as prescribed by your doctor. Wash
your hands before putting drops in your eye. Be careful not to touch your eye
with your hands or the tip of the medicine dropper.
eye. Do not rub or press it. You may need to wear a rigid shield over your
You can use an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen
(Tylenol). Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label. It is common to have a scratchy feeling in the operated eye and pain
or soreness in the jaw on the operated side. If pain is not relieved, contact
your doctor immediately. Pain may be a sign of
Notify your doctor if you have loss of vision,
nausea, vomiting, excessive coughing, or pain in the eye. These may be signs of
a complication from the surgery.
Watch for signs of infection
(redness, pain, and swelling) in the eye.
The day after surgery, you will most likely be allowed to return to
your normal activities. But you need to take certain precautions:
Nearly everyone has eye pain or sore eyes at some point. Eye pain sometimes gets better on its own, but it can also be a sign of something more serious.
Your eye doctor can figure out what's going on and find the right treatment for you.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 08, 2013
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