I'm currently at 12 days post-op eye surgery (strabismus) and have two questions I was hoping somebody here could help me out with. Normally I'd ask my doctor but he's away on vacation for the time being.
The first--are there any goggles I can wear that will allow me to swim while safely protecting my eye? I was told to avoid swimming for at least 3 weeks after the surgery, preferably longer, but seeing how it's the middle of summer and I live right on a lake, that is a difficult order to follow. Is there any way to get around this? Maybe a certain type of goggles that will completely protect my eye while also not adding too much pressure to the surrounding area? I was thinking like scuba goggles might work since they're so big and wouldn't put as much pressure on that eye...but I'm not sure.
The second--how long will it be until the blood in my eye goes away? It's been nearly two weeks and all it seems to have done is spread. I'd say 70% of the white of my eye is blood and I have a distinct black eye on my lower eyelid as well. Is there anything I can do to make the blood flush out faster? Also, the other day I had a nosebleed at random for the first time in 5+ years...would that have anything to do with the blood in my eye? I doubt it but I just wanted to check and make sure.