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Chalazion surgery Aftercare

Hello,

Yesterday I had my chalazion drained.   After the procedure the Dr. gave me antibiotics and said to apply warm compresses with a moist towel a few times a day to assist with drainage (he said he didn't get much out).  When I asked how soon I could do this after surgery he said "about 30-45 minutes after".  This didn't seem correct to me.  I am a little concerned because I've been looking websites regarding aftercare.  I've read that water should be avoided for 7-10days.

I guess my major concerns are getting it wet.  Can I clean my eye? Can I use warm water compresses or should I do dry instead?  Is the avoidance of water to prevent infection or bleeding?  

This doctor is the only opthamologist that I have seen, and I've never had a chalazion or eye surgery in my 29 years.  Any help regarding after care would be greatly appreciated.

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Although I do not recommend aftercare in exactly the same way, I am reluctant to step in right after you have had this surgery.  You should call your eye doc and ask him these questions.
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