The regular tests that are mandatory before a surgery is done are Blood sugar, Blood Pressure and ECG. Certain specific tests may also be ordered depending on the patient’s health.Clearance for cataract surgery is a must by the concerned physician if the patient is having some co-morbidites and is taking treatment for the same.
Once all clearances are obtained, you will need to confirm the booking date in advance. You are welcome to ask as many questions as you like.
For surgeries done In local or topical anesthesia, no fasting is required or recommended. For surgeries done under general aneshesia, you will be given your fasting instructions when you are contacted. Failure to comply with these instructions could result in cancellation of your operation.
Light, comfortable and loose clothing is recommended. DO NOT WEAR makeup or nail polish on the day of your procedure. It is important that we can view the nature colour of your skin and nail beds. Do not bring any valuables with you. It is best not to wear jewellery.We do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage of any valuables you bring with you
Upon your arrival, our staff will arrange your admission and ensure that your medical history is completed. The nurse will escort you to the pre-admission room where she will check your blood pressure, temperature and obtain a medical history from you. Drops will be instilled into your eyes before the surgery.
The anaesthetist will also see you and check that your general health is adequate for the procedure you are about to have. He will listen to your heart and chest and check all your test results. You will then be taken into the theatre area and your eye will be prepared for surgery. The operation will be performed with a local anaesthetic that is injected into the area around your eye. To ensure your comfort you will be given some anaesthetic or sedation to make you sleep and become drowsy to enable the eye to be anaesthetised.
You may feel some discomfort. Rest for the next 24 hours. Read your discharge instructions carefully and follow them.
We wish to maintain these high standards.The Surgeon or a member of the nursing staff might telephone you to check on your progress a few hours after your operation if required. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.