• Take out contact lenses at least 5 days before the exam in the case of soft lenses and 3 weeks before for rigid lenses.
• DO NOT eat anything (except plain water) prior to the examination.
• Bring with you to the hospital any medications which you are currently using.
• Please be at the hospital as scheduled
• Arrange to have someone else drive you home or take a taxi after the examination.
• Examination process, which lasts about 2 hours, consists of 2 stages:
– Refraction test.
– Intraocular pressure measurement.
– Enlarging your pupil with dilating drop.
– Consulting with the doctor.
– A blood sample will be taken.
– Measuring current pressure, heart disease risks etc via internal and electrocardiogram test.
– Determining the right power of IOL with the A-scan ultrasound machine.
• Stop using anti-coagulants 3-5 days before the surgery (consult your doctor).
• Use anti-inflammatory eye drops (Nevanac) 3 days prior to the surgery.
• Use anti-biotic eye drops (Cravit) 1 day prior to the surgery.
• Space these 2 types of medicine at least 15 minutes apart.
• Have a bath and wash your hair 1 day before surgery.
• Have breakfast and come to the hospital as scheduled.
• Do not wear facial make-up.
• Take all medications as usual.
• Have someone else take you home after surgery.
• Keep the compress from the surgery until the following checkup; the nurse will give you a replacement.
• Wear sun glasses or other eye protection when going out.
• Wear an eye shield during bedtime to prevent accidental touching of the eye.
• Return to the hospital for a checkup 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month after the operation.
• Use medications as directed.
• Space medications at least 15 minutes apart.
• Take care of eye as instructed by doctor.
• Rest on the first day after surgery.
• Maintain eye hygiene, do not rub or squeeze eye.
• Do not allow water in your eye the first 2 weeks after surgery.
• Do not bend your head looking down for too long.
• Do not overexert or lift heavy weights.
• Wear an eye shield or tape your eyepatch as instructed by your ophthalmologist.
• Limitations to TV viewing, computer work (post-operative first week).
• Patient may go for a walk and do light activities indoors.
• Take medications, instill eye drops and undergo follow-up exam as prescribed.
• Eat regular meals but avoid foods causing cough, constipation, and indigestion.
• Avoid allergic foods taken previously.
• Eat a healthy diet as per medical disease (diabetic retinopathy, renal failure etc.).
• It is a common symptom to feel a foreign body sensation, irritation, or tearing after surgery. These symptoms will gradually disappear after at least one week.
• After the stability of vision you will need a new prescription for reading glasses, except with multifocal lenses (1 month).
• If one of these symptoms occurs: eye redness, pain, blurry vision, nausea, lots of coughing or compression of the eye, please call your surgeon immediately or urgently go to hospital for check-up.