Foods to Eat or Avoid After Undergoing Eye Surgery

Posted: Jul 05, 2022 by The Eye Center
Filed under: lasik

Lasik surgery is performed to enhance your eyesight. To help with fast recovery and avoid surgery complications, you should follow the rules and instructions given to you after your surgery. But another thing to be mindful of is your diet after eye surgery.
 
Let’s look at the foods you can eat and avoid after LASIK surgery to help with your recovery.
 
Foods to Eat
 
Proteins: Foods rich in protein can benefit your eyes and the whole body. They rejuvenate body cells, blood vessels, and veins to improve recovery. The best protein foods to eat after your eye surgery include organic chicken, eggs, salmon, dairy products, seeds, and nuts.
 
Vitamins: Vitamin foods (vitamin C specifically) are great for eye health. They help to slow down eye aging, reduce any risks of developing eye cataracts, and speed up recovery. The best vitamin C fruits to consume are citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, carrots, red bell peppers, milk, tomatoes, and berries.
 
Carbohydrates: Carbohydrate foods supply energy to the body and promote healing. Excellent foods to eat after surgery are whole wheat foods, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, and bananas.
 
Healthy Fats: Healthy fats are essential to healing as they aid the body in absorbing vitamins and other nutrients. Foods like sweet potatoes, whole eggs, avocado, nuts, and seeds are enriched with healthy fats.
 
Foods You Should Avoid
 
Sugar-Rich Foods: The first thing you should do after your eye surgery is to reduce your sugar consumption. High sugar foods can elevate your blood pressure. These include high-sugar fruits, honey, packed juices, candies, cakes, pastries, etc.
 
Deep Fried Foods: Fried foods accumulate a lot of unhealthy oils. When fried, the nutrients are killed, leaving only empty shells that are useless and unhealthy for the body.
 
High Sodium and Processed Foods: Salty foods also trigger high blood pressure and other health issues that can complicate your eye recovery. As much as possible, steer clear of pickles, canned foods, ultra-processed foods, and preserved foods like chips, burgers, pizza, etc.
 
Always eat nutritious food to ensure quick and complication-free eye recovery.
 

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