Also how long do I have to be in bed rest and when am I able to drive again?
I had surgery gastric sleeve Wednesday - I was wondering if it's normal to have blurry vision?
Doctor Answers 1
Scopalamine patch can cause blurred vision
You also asked about bed rest and driving. You should NOT be on bed rest; it will increase the chance of getting a blood clot. We encourage all patients to be out of bed and walking as much as possible.
Regarding driving; I tell my patients this is a personal decision. You should feel awake and alert, with no pain, and not be on any pain medications. You are operating a motor vehicle and putting your life, and others, at risk. Be responsible. (If you have blurred vision you shouldn't be driving).
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