HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY CATARACT SURGERY?
Your ophthalmologist will provide specific instructions to adhere to in the days preceding, the day of, and the days following your surgery. Certain medications may need to be discontinued leading up to the surgery date.
Usually, eye drops will be prescribed and sent to your pharmacy a few days before the surgery for you to start using. These drops are medications to prevent infection and reduce swelling during and after the surgery.
The surgery will not occur in our office; it will be scheduled at an outpatient surgical center. On the day of the surgery, you will be instructed to refrain from consuming solid food for at least 6 hours before the cataract surgery.
RECOVERY FROM CATARACT SURGERY
Following cataract surgery at New York Laser Vision in Brooklyn, you will receive eye drops to aid in the healing process and may be required to wear a special eye shield or glasses. You will probably need to refrain from certain activities for a few weeks, such as touching your eye, bending over, and lifting heavy objects.
Your eye may experience itchiness, discomfort, and sensitivity to light and touch during the initial two days after your cataract surgery. Typically, individuals are fully healed within eight weeks post-surgery.