Preoperative Instructions for Cataract Surgery


    Dear Mr./Ms.________________:


    Sincerely thank you for choosing Jiahui International Hospital to provide you with cataract surgery. We provide this manual to help you understand what you need to prepare for this surgery. Proper preparation will help you cope with the surgery easily and facilitate your postoperative recovery. Please read this manual carefully and feel free to ask questions to learn more about surgical announcements.

    Pre-operation


    1)Instructions for Use of Preoperative Eye Drops:


    Antibiotic eye drops should be applied to the operative eye 3 days before surgery, 1 drop/time QID.


    2)Please refer to the figure below for the usage of eye drops



    3)If you wear contact lenses, please stop wearing them one week before surgery.

    4)Please clean your eyes and avoid makeup on the day of surgery.

    5)If local anesthesia is applied, normal food intake is allowed before surgery; fasting and water restriction are not required.

    6)Attention should be paid to preoperative changes in blood glucose for diabetic patients: for vitreoretinal surgery, 2-hour postprandial blood glucose should be monitored on the day of surgery; if the blood glucose level is above 13mmol/dl, surgery will be rescheduled until it remains below 13mmol/dl.

    7)Please inform your doctor or nurse in case of preoperative eye infection or inflammation.

    8)Instructions for registration time: on the day of surgery, if you will undergo local anesthesia, please arrive at the front desk (next to the pharmacy) on the first floor of the Clinic one hour before surgery, and an operation room nurse will pick you up to the Operating 

    Room; if you plan to undergo general anesthesia, please arrive at the front desk of the hospital 2 hours in advance since your surgical team needs to make some preparations for you and take notes for some documents before general anesthesia.

    Postoperative Instructions for Cataract Surgery


    1.Postoperative use of eye drops: apply eye drops for 2-4 weeks (as instructed), 6 times daily for the first three days and QID thereafter, or as instructed; use of mydriatics: 6 times daily for the first three days and QID thereafter, or as instructed; different eye drops should be applied at an interval of more than 10 minutes, 1 drop/time.

    2.Within one month after cataract surgery, the doctor will prescribe hormonic and antibiotic eye drops for the affected eye to prevent adhesions of pupil after mydriasis. If you have been using hormonic eye drops for a long time, it is necessary to observe whether there is eye distension, eye pain and other signs of increased intraocular pressure; please inform your doctor in time if any of the above symptoms.

    3.Postoperative symptoms or discomfort: please don't be panic if you have the following symptoms, which are normal phenomena:

    Eyes may be photophobic and blurry after mydriasis

    Postoperative eyes have foreign body sensation and mild hyperemia.

    Within one month after surgery, if you need to go out, it is recommended to wear glasses or sunglasses in strong sunlight to prevent dust, sunlight and wind from getting into your eyes. Your eyes may feel itchy during recovery, but do not rub them with your hands.

    4.Postoperative home eye care:

    No water is allowed in the operative eye within one month after surgery (special attention should be paid when washing hair).

    If there is a little secretion in the operative eye, please wipe it gently with a clean cotton swab.

    Activities: Do not drive after surgery until a permission is obtained from your doctor; within three months after surgery, please avoid strenuous exercises, eye squeezing, eye rubbing and head movements, such as wagging your head.

    Rest: If you feel tired, please take more rest.

    5.Follow-up visits

    Please visit the clinic on time as required by your doctor: follow-up visits are generally scheduled in 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks and 1 month after surgery

    6.Please contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately in any of the following cases:

    Pain or vision loss persists for several weeks after surgery.

    Postoperative symptoms of headache and nausea (increased intraocular pressure) persist for 2 hours, or sharp loss of vision occurs.

    Eye pain, significant eye distension, loss of vision, increased secretion, and severe tearing occur postoperatively.


    Postoperative Instructions for Cataract Surgery


    1.Postoperative use of eye drops: apply eye drops for 2-4 weeks (as instructed), 6 times daily for the first three days and QID thereafter, or as instructed; use of mydriatics: 6 times daily for the first three days and QID thereafter, or as instructed; different eye drops should be applied at an interval of more than 10 minutes, 1 drop/time.


    2.Within one month after cataract surgery, the doctor will prescribe hormonic and antibiotic eye drops for the affected eye to prevent adhesions of pupil after mydriasis. If you have been using hormonic eye drops for a long time, it is necessary to observe whether there is eye distension, eye pain and other signs of increased intraocular pressure; please inform your doctor in time if any of the above symptoms.

    3.Postoperative symptoms or discomfort: please don't be panic if you have the following symptoms, which are normal phenomena:

    Eyes may be photophobic and blurry after mydriasis

    Postoperative eyes have foreign body sensation and mild hyperemia.

    Within one month after surgery, if you need to go out, it is recommended to wear glasses or sunglasses in strong sunlight to prevent dust, sunlight and wind from getting into your eyes. Your eyes may feel itchy during recovery, but do not rub them with your hands.

    4.Postoperative home eye care:

    No water is allowed in the operative eye within one month after surgery (special attention should be paid when washing hair).

    If there is a little secretion in the operative eye, please wipe it gently with a clean cotton swab.

    Activities: Do not drive after surgery until a permission is obtained from your doctor; within three months after surgery, please avoid strenuous exercises, eye squeezing, eye rubbing and head movements, such as wagging your head.

    Rest: If you feel tired, please take more rest.

    5.Follow-up visits

    Please visit the clinic on time as required by your doctor: follow-up visits are generally scheduled in 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks and 1 month after surgery

    6.Please contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately in any of the following cases:

    Pain or vision loss persists for several weeks after surgery.

    Postoperative symptoms of headache and nausea (increased intraocular pressure) persist for 2 hours, or sharp loss of vision occurs.

    Eye pain, significant eye distension, loss of vision, increased secretion, and severe tearing occur postoperatively.

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