Cataract Surgery or Glaucoma Surgery

By Pediatric Eye Associates, Inc.

1. Rest today and take it easy.

2. Eat lightly today, nausea or vomiting may occur if you eat too soon. If you have persistent vomiting, call your doctor. You may resume your regular diet tomorrow.

3. You may use Tylenol or Motrin for any discomfort.

4. If you have been given eyedrops, bring them with you to your first postoperative office appointment for instructions in their use.

5. Expect drainage from the eye, pink tears or mild bleeding are normal for the next day or two. The eyes may be very red for the first few days, but generally clear up after one or two weeks.

6. It sometimes takes several weeks for vision to improve following cataract surgery. Often times, eyeglasses are needed to restore best vision.

7. Baths or showers are okay, but try to keep water out of the eye. No swimming for one month.

8. Walking, reading, or other mild activitiesare fine to resume immediately after cataract surgery. However, strenuous activities (lifting, stooping, sports) should not be resumed for several weeks.

9. Please use protective eyewear or the eye shield to prevent accidental injury to the eye during the first few weeks after surgery.

10. Please call 954-885-6575 to make your follow-up appointment for tomorrow, if you do not already have one.

11. Call 954-885-6575 for any questions or problems.

12. Further instructions will be given to you at the first follow-up visit.