On the day of the surgery, you should wear loose clothing and no eye makeup as this area will be cleaned to be ready for surgery. You should allow for a few hours for admission, installation of drops, the actual surgery and post op instructions. Post-surgery you may feel some discomfort.
Do you undress for cataract surgery?
5. Wear comfortable clothes and avoid cosmetics. We think you look great exactly as you are, so please don’t dress up for surgery. Wear warm, comfortable, and practical clothing (avoid high heels) on the day of your surgery.
What do you wear to cataract surgery?
Please wear clean loose fitting clothing such as a blouse or shirt that can be opened down the front. Cataract surgery uses quite a lot of salty fluid to wash out the cataract, sometimes this fluid drips down around your neck; consequently your clothing may get damp.
Do they cover your face during cataract surgery?
You are moved to a surgical chair and reclined to a comfortable position. The skin surrounding the eye is sterilized with a solution. It is then covered with what appeared to be a light gray piece of translucent plastic material with a hole around the eye.
What should you not do before cataract surgery?
You may be instructed not to eat or drink anything 12 hours before cataract surgery. Your doctor may also advise you to temporarily stop taking any medication that could increase your risk of bleeding during the procedure.
Are you sitting or lying down during cataract surgery?
The standard position for patients having cataract surgery is the supine position: the patients lie flat on their backs to face the operating microscope overhead.
How many days rest is needed after cataract surgery?
Most people are able to return to work or their normal routine in 1 to 3 days. After your eye heals, you may still need to wear glasses, especially for reading. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.
Why can’t you drink water before cataract surgery?
Before any surgery, you should try to increase your water intake. The human body is made up of up to 60% water! Though you are not put to sleep during cataract surgery, it can still be quite taxing on your body. Water is one of the best things you can put into your body, especially while it’s healing.
Can you drive at night after cataract surgery?
Be Careful Driving at Night During Surgical Recovery
Glare, halos, and issues with light sensitivity are not uncommon. Be sure to take things slow when it comes to driving at night. If you notice glare and halos, try to avoid driving yourself at night until these issues have resolved.
How do you wash your hair after cataract surgery?
It’s usually considered safe to wash your hair 24 hours after you have cataract surgery. However, you should keep your eyes closed and avoid getting any water or shampoo in your eye, and, it’s advised that you use a mild or baby shampoo. You should also avoid rubbing your eye.
The eye drops act as an anesthetic. As you blink, the drops spread over your eye, numbing the surface. This allows you to feel no pain or discomfort during the surgery. When the eye is completely numb, an instrument will be used to hold your eye open while the procedure is completed.