Preparing For Surgery
- You will be required to obtain medical clearance prior to your surgery. Medical clearance includes having a "history and physical" with your primary care physician. An EKG is required if you are over 60 years of age or have a health condition that requires it.
- Please be aware that this clearance EXPIRES in 30 days so please do not schedule it until you have a firm surgery date scheduled.
- *FOR POTENTIAL CATARACT PATIENTS*: if you are a contact lens wearer, it is recommended that you stay our of contact lenses at least 2 weeks prior to your in office surgical consult appointment with your surgeon. Not doing so may result in need for additional appointments to achieve accurate data needed for your surgery.
- You will be asked to stop eating and drinking after midnight the night before your surgery. If you have a health condition such as diabetes that will be impacted by this, please let your surgeon know so that we can plan your surgery accordingly.
- You will be required to have an escort to bring you home the day of surgery. Please plan accordingly.
After Your Surgery
- After your surgery on the day of, rest for the remainder of the day.
- DO NOT consume alcohol, drive, operate machinery, or make important personal or business decisions for 24 hours.
- Plan on having a light meal when you get home from surgery. This will prevent any nausea and vomiting. Vomiting increases the pressure in the eye. If you do not have nausea from a light meal, you can try a heavier meal the next time you eat.
- You should refrain from heavy lifting and exercise after surgery. Please consult with your surgeon as to when you can safely resume exercise.
- If you are working, when you will be able to return to work will depend on your surgery. Please consult with you surgeon for more specific instructions.
- You should expect to not fly anywhere for one week immediately following surgery. If you have travel plans, please discuss them with your surgeon.