You asked: Do you need a physical exam before cataract surgery?

Before the cataract surgery, you will need to undergo a detailed pre-operative examination. This examination si completely painless but you will not be able to drive a car after it, since special eye drops will dilate your pupils.

Is a physical required before cataract surgery?

If you’re going to have eye surgery, such as to remove cataracts, you may be given some medical tests first. For example, you may have an electrocardiogram (EKG) to check the health of your heart, or a complete blood count (CBC) to check that you have a healthy number of red blood cells.

What tests do they do before cataract surgery?

Before the procedure. A week or so before your surgery, your doctor performs a painless ultrasound test to measure the size and shape of your eye. This helps determine the right type of lens implant (intraocular lens, or IOL). Nearly everyone who has cataract surgery will be given IOL s.

How long does a cataract assessment take?

The purpose of the visit is to complete all the relevant tests and documentation required to determine if you need cataract surgery. This cataract assessment visit can take up to 3 hours.

What is done before cataract surgery?

Before your cataract surgery:

  1. Note any changes in your eye health. …
  2. Discuss your medications with the doctor. …
  3. Use the eye drops. …
  4. Do not wear contact lenses. …
  5. Wear comfortable clothes and avoid cosmetics. …
  6. Follow the doctor’s advice on fasting. …
  7. Prepare for your recovery. …
  8. Ask questions.
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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.

Can I drive after a cataract assessment?

Part of your assessment will consist of us giving you eye drops to dilate your pupils; this causes blurred vision and sensitivity to light, meaning that you won’t be able to drive for about four hours; so it’s important to make sure you organise a lift or arrange other transport to/from the hospital.

How many appointments do you need for cataract surgery?

Depending on your overall eye care needs, you will likely be instructed to schedule a 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year annual eye exam to follow up regarding your future eye care needs. *Some patient’s Co-manage their surgical appointments.

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.