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I accidentally rubbed my eye two weeks after my cataract surgery. Do you think this caused any damage?
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, MD
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Answered: Dec 08, 2012
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