Preparing for surgery-

Once you visited the eye specialist and consulted them for eye surgery, the following things you should keep in your mind before surgery-

  1. Lens power calculation for cataract surgery– The patient must get his/her IOL power checked before the surgery date. Our experts will help you to choose the IOL according to your eyes.
  2. Syringing- to see patency of nasolacrimal ducts
  3. Systemic invetigaions to rule out Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Heart problems etc.
  4. Diabetic patients should not take antidiabetic medicines on the day of surgery. Postoperative they can continue with their medicines
  5. Other medicines for hypertension, asthma etc should be continued
  6. Patients on blood thinning drugs like aspirin should be discountinued atleast 3 days before surgery
  7. Patients should have light breakfast 2 hour before surgery
  8. Patient should be accompanied with one reliable relative who is responsible for the patient’s well being.

Please carry following things on the day of surgery-

  1. All the blood and urine reports, ECG reports
  2. Fitness letter
  3. Patients identity card
  4. Memo for company patients
  5. Please have head bath on the day or a day before surgery. Hairs should be neatly tied.
  6. All valuables and jewelleries should be kept at home. Hospital will not be responsible for these items lost or stolen

Post operative instructions-

  1. Tablets and drops to be used as per the prescription.
  2. Use dark glasses at least for 8 days.
  3. Shoulder bath is permitted. Head bath only after 8 days.
  4. If there is eye pain, irritation, redness, watering contact Horizon Hospital immediately.
  5. No restrictions for diet/ continue your routine treatment for Diabetes or hypertension.
  6. Watering from the operated eye should be wiped with sterile cotton or wipes on the cheek.
  7. Follow up with the doctor as per instruction.

Instructions for eye drop use

  1. Tighten the cap on the nozzle by turning it. The spike in the cap will make a dispensing hole on the nozzle
  2. Remove the cap by turning it in opposite direction.
  3. The bottle is now ready to use.
  4. Turn it upside down, squeeze the walls of the bottle gently to deliver sterile drop into the eye
  5. Replace the cap. Tighten it firmly and keep the bottle closed for subsequent use.
  6. Do not touch the nozzle or rinse the nozzle.
  7. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
  8. Before application of any eye drop or ointment hands must be cleaned with soap/ sanitizer.
  9. Eye drops/ ointment should be put in the lower part of the eyelid only.