In the preoperative area, the nursing staff will prepare your eye for surgery with a combination of dilating, antiseptic, and anesthetic eye drops. You will usually be offered a Valium pill to take by mouth to reduce your anxiety in the pre-op area.
What drug is given before cataract surgery?
Most cataract surgeries employ the following medications singularly or in some combination: midazolam, fentanyl, ketamine, and propofol. Ten years ago, our surgical center preferred midazolam and fentanyl.
What are eye drops for before cataract surgery?
Before cataract surgery, you’ll use eye drops to prevent infection, enlarge your pupil, and numb the area around your eye. After the doctor removes your cloudy lens and replaces it with a man-made model, drops can lower the chances of infection and help you heal.
How do they sedate you for cataract surgery?
The local anesthesia may be accomplished in one of two ways: either an injection of anesthetic around the eye or anesthetic eye drops placed on the eye, often combined with an injection of a small amount of anesthetic into the front of the eye at the very beginning of surgery.
What do they give you before eye surgery?
Preparation Before the Procedure
The eye drops are antibiotics (to help prevent infection) and anti-inflammatory (to reduce swelling and discomfort). The drops also help to dilate the eye so the laser can better track it. Before the procedure starts, you have the option of taking 10mg of valium to help you relax.
What antibiotics are used for cataract surgery?
Moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Moxeza, Vigamox)
Prescribed frequently for cataract and other intraocular surgical procedures as infection prophylaxis.
What medications are prescribed after cataract surgery?
1) Antibiotic eye drops
Besivance, Vigamox and Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) are antibiotics often prescribed after cataract surgery to prevent infection. Eye doctors may like the newer antibiotic eye drops because they believe there is less antibiotic resistance.