How should I care for my eyes during recovery?

Ice should be applied immediately after surgery on a 15 minutes on/15 minutes off basis for the first 48 hours. This will significantly reduce post-operative swelling and bruising. After 48 hours ice packs can be substituted with warm wash clothes applied two to three times a day. It is important that the compresses are warm and not too hot to avoid burning the skin.  Excessive or strenuous activity should be avoided for two weeks post-op to avoid bleeding and a potential hematoma. Eye make-up should be avoided for this same period to avoid irritation. The eyelids tend to heal well with minimal effort from the patient and mostly require nothing more than time and patience.

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