Having performed thousands of surgeries and operations, we understand your concerns and know you’ll probably be a little nervous. You should rest easily knowing that you’re about to receive treatment from an experienced physician, aided every step of the way by a caring, personable and sensitive staff. Every surgery is cause for anxiety and concern, and good information is your best defense against such worries. We have surgery coordinators available to answer any questions you have along the way.
After you have reviewed your procedure with the doctor, you will be handed a packet of information about your upcoming procedure. Inside the packet you’ll find everything a prospective patient needs to know about their appointment time, guidelines about eating and taking medications, and what to expect after your surgery is complete. If you still have questions, please contact our office so we may address these concerns. Our staff is ready, willing, and fully capable to answer your questions and to help calm distressed nerves.
What time is your surgery?
We’ll contact you the day before surgery to inform you of what time to arrive as well as what time you should stop eating and drinking, and whether or not you need to stop any medications. All surgeries require you to bring a driver, so please make arrangements for someone to accompany you.
Prescription Eye Drops
Your doctor will prescribe eye drops that you’ll need to use two days prior to surgery. We strongly recommend you fill these prescriptions before your surgery. Your doctor will instruct you on how often to use these drops. After your surgery you will receive a list from the Surgery Center on how often these drops should be applied after the procedure.
Will you be in pain?
While every patient’s pain tolerance varies, you should experience little to no pain and be able to return home immediately after the procedure. If you feel a mild ache, you may take Tylenol. Your eye may tear and feel “sandy” the day of surgery and your vision may be a little blurry, these are all normal side affects. You may shower and wash your hair, but don’t let water in your eye for two weeks after surgery. It’s crucial you avoid rubbing or pushing on your eye. Most people choose to rest the remainder of the day after surgery and we strongly recommend that you do.
Of course if you experience any pain that Tylenol can’t take care of, contact one of our surgical coordinators immediately at (904)-296-0098.
Will you have restrictions after surgery?
Your eye will be checked the day after your procedure. Afterwards, you will need to resume using the prescribed eye drops for several weeks as directed by the doctor. You will also need to avoid any bending, stooping, lifting, or any strenuous exercise for two weeks, or until your doctor releases you.