Treatment & Surgical Information

What to avoid after surgery


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

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After cataract surgery


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

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On the day of surgery


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

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What to expect leading up to the day of surgery


You will be contacted by the hospital or day surgery unit with your admission times in the week of your surgery. Please call our office if you have not received your admission time by the day before surgery. Usually you will need to present 1-2 hours before the time of surgery and expect to go

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What is involved in cataract surgery?


Cataract surgery is performed in a hospital or day surgery unit as a day procedure. The operation is performed with the help of an anaesthetist who administers a short acting intravenous sedative, followed by a local anaesthetic around the eye. The cataract surgery will take approximately 15 minutes. You need to lie flat on your

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What is a cataract?


A cataract is an opacity within the lens of the eye. At birth, the lens is usually clear, like glass, but in cataracts, it is no longer perfectly transparent. There are different types of cataracts, including nuclear, cortical, and posterior subcapsular cataracts. Cataracts cause blurred vision, glare, and sometimes double vision. They usually progress very

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