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    Prima Medical Center Saigon, Eyecare & Aesthetic, Cataract

    Foods to avoid after PHACOEMULSIFICATION 

    15 August, 2023

    Phacoemulsification (cataract surgery) should supplement with adequate nutrients for the wound to heal quickly. However, patients should also avoid some of the following foods.

    Foods to avoid after PHACOEMULSIFICATION 

    1. Foods high in sugar. glucose

    People who have just had cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) should avoid foods with much sugar because they can cause diabetes, obesity, and slow healing. At the same time, it increases the risk of other eye diseases, such as retinal detachment… Therefore, patients after cataract surgery should limit sweets, carbonated soft drinks …

    2. Hard food, hard to chew

    When chewing food, facial muscles (including eye muscles) will move, so limiting foods that are too hard on the first day after surgery is advisable.

    3. Allergenic foods

    Avoid foods that quickly cause allergies right after surgery because they can cause red eyes and eye pain.

    4. Irritating Substances

    Irritant foods such as tobacco, alcohol, and stimulants because these substances are very annoying to the nerves, accelerating the process of oxidative stress and creating free radicals that are harmful to the eyes.

    In addition to abstaining from the above foods, the patient should take care of the wound according to the doctor’s instructions. Regular check-ups are essential because they help doctors check the condition of your eyes and help patients take care of their eyes in the best way.

    Our Ophthalmology Care Team:

    If you have any problems, please pay a visit to Prima Medical Center Saigon:

    • Address: 27 Ky Dong St, District 3, HCMC
    • Website: https://primahealth.vn/en/  
    • Business Hours: 07:30 – 17:00 from Monday – Saturday
    • HOTLINE: 0919-209-039 or 1900 – 9115