Before your surgery
One to two days prior to your scheduled surgery, we will call with your exact arrival time. At this time, you will receive instructions on what to do with your current medications and a specific time to stop eating and drinking.
Eye Care Medications: We will send prescription eye medications to your preferred pharmacy. Your surgical scheduler will instruct you on how to use these medications before and after surgery.
After your surgery
The First 24 Hours: You may note a mild ache on the day of your surgery, which can be relieved by taking an over the counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Your eye may feel scratchy or blurry after surgery, this is normal. Your pupil may remain dilated for up to 24 hours after your procedure causing light sensitivity.
Typically, patients choose to rest the day of surgery. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery on the day of surgery or for 24 hours after. You may shower, bathe, and wash your hair at any time; however, try to avoid getting soap or water in the operative eye for 7 days.
If you experience an aching pain or pressure that is not relieved by over the counter pain relievers, please call our office. There is a Gailey Eye Clinic Physician on call 24 hours a day for any problems or concerns.