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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