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Do I need to wear the eye shield outdoors when my macular

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has healed but I still...
Do I need to wear the eye shield outdoors when my macular has healed but I still have the gas bubble?
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No. There is no need to wear your eye shield outdoors with a gas bubble in your eye. That shield is used primarily to protect your eyeball from being "mashed" by the pillows when you sleep and to remind you not to itch it etc, as it is healing from the surgery.

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That being said, some people like to wear the shield for a sense of security and this OK to do.

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