Is it safe to use flaxseed eye mask after cataract surgery?
JAN 25, 2022
Is it safe to use flaxseed eye mask for dry eye after cataract surgery?
I do not recommend this treatment. If you have dry eye
the treatments may include various types of drops and punctual plugs
. If you have eyelid inflammation such as blepharitis
, eyelid scrubs and warm compresses may also help. Warm compresses can be applied in a number of ways. Microwaveable flaxseed eye mask is not going to be any better than applying a warm facecloth to the eye. That being said, check with your eye surgeon before doing anything not specifically described in your post-op instructions during the early months after cataract surgery.