POST OPERATIVE ADVICE
The cataract has been removed from your eye and an artificial lens has been placed in the eye.
Keep the shield on for the first night
Be careful walking or performing any tasks
Do not rub the eye
Starting the day after surgery use the eye drops 4 times a day until your next doctors appointment.
Take your usual pain medication but do not exceed recommended dosages.
Keep water out of your eye for 14 days after the operation
Shower and bath as usual. Be especially careful when washing your hair.
Keep dust out of your eye where possible.
Gentle exercise only.
Dark glasses recommended especially in strong light.
TV and Reading
These activities are acceptable.
It is not advisable to drive a vehicle for the first 24 hours.
If you experience any significant sharp pain, decreasing vision or sudden onset of 'many floaters & flashing lights' you should contact your surgeon.
Bunbury and Busselton Eye Doctors
Phone: 9791 4111
South West Eye Surgeons
Phone: 9721 6633
If you have had a general anaesthetic/sedation your judgement may be impaired for up to 24 hours.
We advise that you should:
- Not drive a car or operate machinery
- Not travel alone on public transport, drink alcohol or sign important documents
- Have someone stay overnight with you
- Continue your normal medication unless otherwise advised