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3 Questions about Eye Surgery

Updated: Aug 18, 2020


Does eye surgery require hospitalization?

Eye surgery is a highly specialized surgery right now, so we don't need days of hospitalization or general anesthesia.

What is anesthesia like in Eye Surgery?

Most surgeries can be done today with local anesthesia. It is very important to perform certain requirements before surgery to ensure the success of your procedure.

What are the requirements for eye operation?

First, the patient must be fasting on the day of the operation. Remember that no general anesthesia is used,  however with sedation you may get sleepy and we don’t want you to cough and suddenly choke with food.

When you come to your appointment and talk to your doctor, you'll be told what you should do on the day of surgery.

Patients with diabetes should  not  use  insulin or take tablets the day of the surgery

Another very important thing before surgery is to have your post-operative medications ready. For cataract surgery, you will be sent three kinds of drops. Having them before surgery is very important so that you don't have to go out to look for them from pharmacy to pharmacy.

  Some cataract surgery patients usually need cream, or what we call ointments, to protect skin from infections. You must have them ready for you to start applying them when you get home after surgery.

Here are some of the requirements for you to be prepared for eye surgery. Don't forget to ask your doctor if you have any questions.  



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