Drinking alcohol before surgery is taking a major risk. For your own safety and well-being, it’s best to avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours before your scheduled surgery. Alcohol consumption can lead to serious complications both during and after the procedure.
Can I drink wine the night before cataract surgery?
Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages for up to 24 hours prior to the procedure. Wear clean and comfortable clothes on the day of surgery, shower and wash your hair, and do not wear any makeup.
Does alcohol affect cataract surgery?
Conclusion: A U-shaped association of alcohol consumption with the long-term risk of cataract surgery was found in this older cohort: moderate consumption was associated with 50% lower cataract surgery incidence, compared either to abstinence or heavy alcohol consumption.
Can you drink alcohol before eye surgery?
No (alcoholic) drinks allowed
Alcohol can dry your eyes out, so you’ll want to steer clear of drinking 24 hours before LASIK. Don’t plan any parties the day after LASIK, because you shouldn’t drink for 2 days after as well.
How long before surgery should I stop drinking alcohol?
If you drink alcohol, do not consume it for at least 48 hours before surgery. If you use any type of controlled substances, tell your doctor. Narcotics and other drugs can have an impact on your surgery. Take a shower or bath the night before your surgery to help reduce the risk of infection.
Is wine OK after cataract surgery?
After cataract surgery patients should go home to rest. Wear the patch and continue to wear sunglasses outside since most patients are initially sensitive to light. Use the prescribed drops as instructed. Do not drink any alcohol or drive on the day of surgery.
When can I have a glass of wine after cataract surgery?
To keep the risks to a minimum, we advise patients avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours following surgery, sometimes a few days more.
What can I drink before cataract surgery?
No solid food for 6 hours prior to your surgery. No thick liquids after midnight (Milk, cream, orange juice, prune juice.) Up to 2 hours before surgery, we encourage you to drink clear liquids (coffee, tea, apple juice, water, soft drinks or meat broth.) Sugar in your coffee and tea is okay, but no milk products.
Should alcohol be avoided after cataract surgery?
However, optometrists advise that you avoid alcohol for 1 week after your surgery if possible. This is to ensure that your body’s healing process can take full effect and to avoid dehydrating your eyes. Alcohol could also interfere with any drops or medications you are given to use for the first week after surgery.
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.