Al-Kāfi - Volume 3 > How Often a Patient Should Be Visited, How Long the Duration of Visitation Should Be and Complete Visit
Hadith #1

1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَسْبَاطٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ لاَ عِيَادَةَ فِي وَجَعِ الْعَيْنِ وَلاَ تَكُونُ عِيَادَةٌ فِي أَقَلَّ مِنْ ثَلاَثَةِ أَيَّامٍ فَإِذَا وَجَبَتْ فَيَوْمٌ وَيَوْمٌ لاَ فَإِذَا طَالَتِ الْعِلَّةُ تُرِكَ الْمَرِيضُ وَعِيَالَهُ.

1. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ali ibn Asbat from certain persons of his people who have said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that visit is not necessary for one’s illness of eyes, also not before every three days, unless needed in which case it should take place with a one-day interval in between. If an illness prolongs, then the patient is left in the care of his family.”