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How to prepare for Cataract Surgery

How to prepare for Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the oldest, most refined treatments in the world. Over the last 60 years cataract surgery has evolved more than any other operation. With the help of modern technology, most patients are able to achieve better results with little to no pain and can return to their normal activities the very next day. But before treatment, you’ll need to prepare for cataract surgery, which will ensure the best treatment and recovery process! Discover exactly how to prepare for cataract surgery, and book your medical consultation with us at your nearest eye surgery hospital.

How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

In preparation for cataract surgery there are a few steps you may be required to take to help to ensure your eye surgery procedure runs smoothly.

Medical History

Your doctor will require you to provide a detailed breakdown of your medical history. This information allows doctors to identify if any of your medication may cause issues during surgery; so you know whether you should or should not temporarily stop taking it prior to treatment.

Please note that medical advice prior to treatment is subjective to your individual case. Please do not take medical advice from anyone other than your appointed doctor regarding cataract surgery.

Eye Measurements

A week prior to your cataract surgery a pain-free test will be taken to measure the size and shape of your eye. This determines the right size lens for your individual eye shape.

There are several types of Intra-Ocular Lenses (IOCLs) available, each having their own strength and purpose. Your choice of lens is crucial and will have a major influence on the outcome of surgery.

Helping you understand and decide on the right Intra-Ocular Lens is a key part of our service at Laser Vision. We ensure that you know the options in detail and will provide guidance on the best treatment.

Food and Drink Consumption

During your consultation, your doctor may request that you do not eat or drink for 12 hours prior in preparation for cataract surgery.

Antibiotic Eye Drops

Antibiotic eyedrops may be prescribed to you 1-2 days before cataract surgery to help prepare your eyes for treatment.

All medical advice should be provided in your personal consultation with one of our qualified doctors. Find out more about cataract surgery or contact us to book an appointment regarding cataract surgery.

Post Cataract Surgery Preparation

The recovery process is relatively quick, taking around 48 hours for your dilated pupils to return to their normal size. You will need to arrange a lift home after your eye surgery as you will not be able to drive. We recommend arranging help for around the house as doctors may advise minimal activity for at least two days post-surgery.

Do not be alarmed if you experience some unusual light phenomena early on – this is common and often settles within a few days.

Results may not be noticed immediately. However, 1-week post cataract treatment you will start to see a significant improvement in your vision. If glasses are still required (depending on your chosen lens) they can be prescribed at any point after the second week of recovery, to ensure that your prescription is accurate.

Correct Your Eyesight with Laser Vision

Contact Laser Vision to book a consultation at one of our clinics or to speak to one of our vision correction specialists about cataract surgery, as well as the other options available to help your eyesight.

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fred chow
2023-11-24
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Jason Green
Jason Green
2023-09-06
Professional competent advice and absolutely no pressure to make a decision. I could not have predicted how much this procedure has changed my life in such a positive way. Thank you team.
Lelita Baldock
Lelita Baldock
2023-07-25
Dr Tappin and the team at LaserVision were amazing. I underwent Lasik corrective surgery and the process could not have been smoother. I was guided through the process with care and professionalism throughout. My results have been outstanding. I could not have asked for more from the team at LaserVision and I am truly grateful for my new vision.
Robert & Gia Anderson
Robert & Gia Anderson
2023-06-08
Utterly professional and caring from start to finish. I was quite nervous about having laser but am so pleased with the results. There has always been someone to advise and support every step of the way and patient care and well being really is the priority here. Thank you for looking after me and my eyes so well.
Newodat
Newodat
2023-04-24
Really excellent level of care from Mr. Rakesh - great communication, excellent standard of care, no complaints whatsoever, top notch service!
Christina Cook
Christina Cook
2023-04-17
Mr Tappin and his team are very professional and efficient. The whole experience from beginning to end was done with ease. I highly recommend.
Amanda Thorsen
Amanda Thorsen
2023-03-10
Dr Jayaswal has been amazing and changed my life. He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed in his care at the first meet, to remembering me with a personalised greeting, calmly explaining the procedure and reassuring me all the way through the surgery. I couldn’t recommend him enough for Lasik eye surgery - I now have perfect vision, a real dream come true! Thank you so much!
Nikki Blake
Nikki Blake
2023-02-02
Fantastic process from beginning to end - professional yet incredibly personable. The professional team, especially Mr Tappin, made me feel at ease throughout and the surgery was a great success.
April Dansie
April Dansie
2022-12-22
I had lens replacement surgery. After being both short sighted and long sighted for decades I can now see near and far without glasses or contact lens. It really is amazing. The care was great and so far the recovery has been easy.
George Judge
George Judge
2022-11-03
Amazing service from start to finish, I had LASIK surgery in August this year after years of consideration I finally took the plunge and went for the surgery with Mr Tappin. Mr Mike Tappin and his team were brilliant from the consultation right through to the surgery and aftercare. Mr Tappin and his team were very reassuring throughout the surgery and put me at ease every step of the way. If you are thinking about having laser eye treatment or at the start of your journey with it, I would highly recommend seeing Mr Tappin and his team!
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