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Posted : November 1, 2006
Dr I had a cataract operation some 6 weeks ago. I know I can not dive for 3 months however does this include work in a pool as I am an instructor and really miss diving.

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Posted : November 1, 2006
One of the reasons not to dive is that your eye could get infected by acanthoemeba, a nasty water borne bug,
which also inhabits swimming pools too,
so best you leave all diving for 6 weeks
dr j
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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