You will have a review at Kingswood Eye Centre 1 month following surgery, after which you can see an optometrist for new glasses if required.
Yes. You may find reading difficult without new glasses. You may like to purchase over the counter magnifying glasses from chemist to assist with reading until you get new glasses.
It will be necessary to remove a hearing aid worn on the same side as the eye having surgery. This is to ensure no water gets into the hearing aid causing permanent damage.
Rubbing your eye. Use the hard shield when sleeping for 1 week after surgery. Swimming for 1 week including spa and opening your eyes underwater. Heavy lifting or straining for 1 week
A shield and sometimes an eye pad will be placed over the eye. Keep this on overnight unless otherwise instructed. The operated eye will have increased tearing and some discharge after the surgery, this is normal. The shield will be removed and eye cleansed at your post-operative appointment. You may be aware of some discomfort
Ensure you take all of your usual medication before 6 am. Type 2 Diabetics should omit tablets/insulin on the morning of surgery. Do not eat food or drink milk for 6 hours prior to surgery, however, water can be drunk up to 2 hours before surgery. Please wear comfortable clothing to the hospital/day surgery unit