Post operative cataract surgery
Take it easy on the first day. Although you may feel fine, you are advised to go home and rest. Avoid heavy lifting for the first week.
Return to Dr Wine’s rooms the next morning where your eye dressing will be removed. You will need to tape the protective plastic shield over the operated eye at night for the first three nights. Try not to rub or press too hard on the eye. Bring sunglasses with you.
It is common for the eyes to feel uncomfortable after cataract surgery and lubricant drops can be used to ease discomfort.
Do not swim for two weeks following your operation. You may shower, bathe and use hair shampoo any time following your operation but try to avoid getting dirty or soapy water, in your operated eye for two weeks.
It is not unusual to suffer some mild discomfort. If this occurs, take Panadol or Panadeine tablets. Should you experience real pain that is not relieved by medication, please contact Dr Wine straight away.
Recommence all usual medications.
After your operation you will need to use the following drops (as per prescription). The order in which they are instilled does not matter but try to allow five minutes between the different drops. Be careful not to touch the tip of the bottle with your lashes or fingers.
If you go home from the surgery with your eye padded, you do not need to apply drops on the first day until after Dr Wine removes the padding.
If the eye becomes red or vision decreases in the first few weeks after the operation, contact us immediately on 9477 1109, as it could be a sign of early infection.