Cataract Surgery Preparation (5 Things to Expect)

First and foremost we would like to congratulate you on your decision to regain control of your vision and to end those familiar cloudy and blurry days that you have been experiencing for far too long. Any surgery can be frightening, there are many things to consider between pre-operation preparation to post-operation preparation, however most of time the benefits out weigh the risk. Cataract surgery for instance, not only results in better vision but also in an improvement in your overall quality of life.

Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity.

1) According to the Mayo Clinic, the first task you may be asked to do in order to prepare for the surgery might be to undergo some pre-surgical tests. These tests will provide valuable information to the surgeon, including such information as the shape, vision correction and overall dimensions of your eye. This information is then used to decide on the appropriate type of lens implant.

2) If you are taking any medication, make sure to tell your doctor. The Mayo Clinic states that he/she may modify the dosage or even ask you to stop taking the medication in the event that it could potentially contribute to the increased risk of bleeding during surgery.

3) According to a Contact Lens King info graphic, post surgery infections are always a concern, so your doctor may prescribe antibiotic eye drops a few days before surgery to reduce any infection risk.

4) Most cataract surgeries are performed using local anesthetic. Some doctors may require fasting 12 hours, as stated by the Mayo Clinic, before the operation. So ask your eye doctor just so that you may be adequately prepared for the surgery.

5) To make a successful recovery after your operation you will not only require someone to play taxi for a couple days, but you may also want to arrange for assistance during the first post-surgery week as illustrated by Contact Lens King's video. Definitely don't lift anything heavy as that may disturb the healing process.

Although cataract surgery is an operation that can deliver many benefits, such as clear vision and an improved quality of life, it is critical to follow the pre-operation and post-operation preparations recommended by your doctor. By following the doctor's requests and suggestions it will not only increase surgical success but also increase and promote a healthier and safer recovery. We hope you enjoy your new focus on life.

If you would like additional information regarding this procedure please contact your eye doctor.

Bucky LaFountain
Contact Lens King Inc.

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