You will start using eye drops after your cataract surgery. We offer a single bottle that has 3 medications: an antibiotic and 2 anti-inflammatories. A schedule for using the eye drops will be given to you on the day of your procedure.
You can bathe twenty-four hours after surgery, but be careful to protect your eyes.
One week after surgery.
You will be in the center for about two hours, with about twenty minutes in the operating room.
A nurse anesthetist will administer mild sedation to relax you and place eye drops to numb your eyes before the procedure. The procedure itself is very comfortable. You may experience burning or a foreign body sensation (like an eyelash) during the first 24 hours.
You shouldn’t lift anything over fifteen pounds in weight for twenty-four hours. You should also avoid driving and alcoholic beverages for twenty-four hours. We advise you to postpone showering until after you see the doctor the next day.
The doctor will examine your eyes the next day and let you know when you can drive.
A new prescription for glasses will be given to you at a follow-up appointment about three weeks after surgery.
The operative eye will be fully dilated on the day of surgery. Your vision will be blurry for the rest of the day, and the effect of the eye drops will take about twenty-four hours to dissipate. The best thing to do is go home and get plenty of rest.
Within 30 days of your surgery, you need a preoperative physical examination with your primary care physician. We do not require you to stop any medication.