Cataract Surgery

At Home (before surgery):

  • Drops to prevent infection and inflammation. Use Gatiquin and Keto eye drops in the operative eye four times on the day before surgery, and three times on the morning of surgery.Unless instructed otherwise, you may continue to take your usual medications.
  • Transportation : Because of the sedation, you are not allowed to drive home after surgery.
  • The main advantage of the much smaller incision is the faster healing and therefore quicker rehabilitation to the patient. Smaller incision means more control to the surgeon during surgery as the wound is more stable. Thus the patients safety and the surgeons comfort level is enhanced.
  • At Divya Prabha : After registering and donning a hospital gown, you will recline on a bed while the nurses administer a number of eye drops, and a mild sedative.
  • During Surgery : A sedative will help you feel relaxed, but you wont be asleep. Your eye will be numb, but you will feel drops and some mild pressure at times. Your lids will be held open so that you cant blink. However, you will only be able to see light and colors during the operation. You can either converse with your doctor, or listen to the music.
  • At Home (after surgery): You will be able to return home after a brief stay in the recovery area. We do not expect to restrict your diet, your activities, or the use of your eyes for TV or reading after your surgery. Aspirin, Tylenol, or other overthecounter pain relievers are usually adequate for any postop aching. Many patients take a nap because of the sedative. This also lessens the watering and the sandy/scratchy feeling that is normally felt during that first day. You should expect the vision to be quite blurred at first. Your First Postop Visit will be in our office the next day at 11:30am
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