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Patient Guidance for Eye Surgery

Before operation

Patient should not eat any solid food 3 hours before the surgery time. Food taken should be light.

Patient should have head bath on the morning before surgery.

Patient should come to the hospital 2 hours before the appointed time of surgery and bring along all the recent reports as advised by the Doctor.

If the patient is on medication for high blood pressure or diabetes, the medication must be taken as usual.

As instructed by the Doctor, all medication to be started before surgery.

What to expect after the operation

After the operation, the Doctor will examine you and then you will be asked to go home. You must not go or drive alone but you must ask someone to take you home.

You will be prescribed some medication to be taken on the day of the surgery and on the days afterwards.

You will be asked to wear dark glasses after the surgery.

The Doctor will ask you to return for an examination on the following day of the surgery.

Post operative care

  • Do not rub or put pressure on the operated eye.
  • Put small balls of cotton in a bowl of water & boil for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water and clean the discharge around the upper and lower eyelid.
  • Pull down lower eyelid a little and put a drop of the medicine prescribed by the Doctor into the eye.
  • After the operation wear dark glasses throughout the day for 7 days.
  • Wipe tears below the eye.
  • Do not sleep on the operated side for 7 days.
  • For the first 7 days after surgery do not wash your face or head. You may have a bath below the neck onwards.
  • Do not bend your head below waist level for 7-10 days.
  • For the first 2 days after surgery do not read or watch TV.
  • For doing specific activities you may consult the Doctor.

All instructions before, during & after surgery will be separately given to the patients & their relatives.

All eye surgeries including cataract surgery are day care surgeries NOT requiring overnight stay in the hospital.