Post-Op Eye Surgery Instructions

  • You will be given eyedrops to use at home. You have to put one drop into the operated eye 4 times a day, morning, noon, afternoon and before bedtime. Do not waste the medications. Only one drop is needed each time. Conserve the medication carefully so it can last longer. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
  • WASH your hands and SHAKE the bottle before administering the eye drops.
  • IF YOU DO NOT USE THE EYEDROPS, your eye might become blind, you will no longer be able to see out of the affected eye. The surgery will have been a waste of time.
  • DO NOT RUB THE EYE FOR ONE MONTH. DO NOT LET THE EYE BE INJURED. Protect it with great care. The eye is especially fragile after surgery, be very careful.
  • DO NOT LET DIRTY WATER GET INTO THE EYE. WASH your face and hands with soap and CLEAN water.
  • DO NOT STOOP OR BEND to the ground for 2 WEEKS. BE VERY CAREFUL lifting or carrying heavy objects. IF you strain you may damage the healing process.
  • WEAR THE SUNGLASSES you have been given for one month to protect the eye from the sunlight and from injury.
  • PLEASE, DO NOT USE ANY HOMEMADE REMEDIES ON THE EYE OR ANY OTHER MEDICATIONS NOT GIVEN TO YOU BY OUR DOCTORS. THIS COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR EYE.
  • Mild itching, scratchiness, mild pain, mild discharge, mild redness and blurriness are all common after surgery. They should clear up within 6 weeks gradually with the use of the eye drops.
  • If you experience severe pain, severe redness, discharge and/or blurriness, YOU MUST RETURN TO THE CLINIC IMMEDIATELY. You might have an infection, which must be treated; otherwise you will loose your eye.
  • Remember that it takes 1 month or sometimes 6 weeks for the eye to heal completely. Your vision will improve steadily over that time. Take good care of the eye for that period of time. If you have any questions, please, let us know.