Masturbation after cataract surgery

Patient : I had cataract surgery 3 days ago and I've been told I cant have sex for 10 days but can I masturbate? I'm assuming yes since there is no physical activity
Doctor :   No you should not masturbate. The fact is that sexaul activity of any kind elevates the blood pressure as well as the th e pressures within the eye. An elevated eye pressure could complicate your recent cataract surgery. As such  you should abstain from all sexual activity until the 10 day period has expired.

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