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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.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Dec 08, 2012

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