Preparation before surgery:  You will have a comprehensive eye exam, likely including some or all of the following: 

  • Visual acuity - Your vision will be checked using a chart with letters or numbers. 
  • Slit lamp examination - A special instrument will be used to look at the front of your eye. 
  • Tonometry - The pressure inside your eye will be measured. 
  • Dilated retinal exam - Special drops will dilate (enlarge) your pupils. Your retina will then be examined with special lights and lenses. 
  • B-scan - A special ultrasound instrument will be used to view the inside of the eye. 

You may also have a general medical exam prior to your surgery. Talk to your doctor about your medications. You may be asked to stop taking some medications up to one week before the procedure, like aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. Blood thinners, such as clopidogrel or warfarin

Estimated Recovery Time: 2 days

Estimated Hospital Stay:  no hospitalization necessary

What to do after surgery:  Your eye will be covered with a bandage and metal shield. When you return home, do the following to help ensure a smooth recovery: Do not remove the patch until instructed to do so. The patch is often removed the next day. If your doctor instructs you to keep your head in a certain position, do so as much as possible. Keep the position even when eating, sleeping, and bathing. Do not allow your eye to be exposed to running water until allowed by your doctor. Avoid strenuous physical activity until allowed by your doctor. Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery. You can often return to work within 1-2 weeks of surgery if cleared by your doctor. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions.

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