Hair – When can I wash my hair after cataract surgery?

It’s usually considered safe to wash your hair and shower/bathe as normal after you have cataract surgery. However, you should keep your eyes closed and avoid getting any water or shampoo in your eye, and it’s advisable to use a mild or baby shampoo. You should also avoid rubbing your eye. 

If you do get anything in your eye, whether it’s shampoo or any other foreign body, it can impede the healing process and potentially cause infection and other post-operative complications. 

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