• I accidentally rubbed my eye two weeks after my cataract surgery. Do you think this caused any damage?


    Question:

    I accidentally rubbed my eye two weeks after my cataract surgery. Do you think this caused any damage?


    Answer:

    Rubbing your eye gently two weeks after cataract surgery is unlikely to cause harm to the eye. Vigorous rubbing, however, could cause a corneal abrasion and even damage the surgical wound. If you have any pain or change in vision, please see your surgeon right away.


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