Cataract Surgery – Preoperative measures & Expectations from the procedure

Cataract Surgery - Preoperative measures & Expectations from the procedure
Cataract surgery

Cataract Surgery – Preoperative measures & Expectations from the procedure

  • April 28, 2021


This blog is going to be, for all those patients who are looking forward to cataract surgery. According to the best eye specialist, when the patient is approaching the eye hospital in Ludhiana, he should be keeping the relevant expectations.” Many patients expect a lot more than what the procedure can provide and because of that the patients often come up as disappointed. So you are suggested to read the below-mentioned information carefully.

Will the hospital provide any transportation facility?

The eye hospital only provides the transportation facility of the patient si qualifying any of the following credentials:

  • If the patient is declared medically unfit to travel to the hospital.
  • If the patient is not having any alternative means to reach the procedure.

What will happen on the day of the surgery?

  • Expected hours for a hospital stay

The patient can expect to stay in the hospital for absolutely 23 to 6 hours. According to the doctors, the patients should reach at the appointed t=ime since it gives the doctors sufficient time to do all the checkups.

  • Not more than one attendant…Please!

Because of the covid restrictions, we only permit one attendant with the patient.

  • Use of the salty fluid

Cataract surgery usually requires a lot of salty fluid as it will help in clearing the cataract from your eye.

  • We won’t make you undress

We do not make our patients go undressed but we do suggest they wear loose clothes. But the salty fluid sometimes drips on the neck and your clothing will get wet. So we would like to suggest that you must carry a spare shirt with you.

  • Aids

Do not forget to bring the following materials if you use them:

  • Hearing aids
  • Inhalers
  • About medications

Do not obstruct the dosage of your usual medications, unless it is suggested by the doctor.

  • No makeup

When you are approaching the surgery, make sure you neither have applied the makeup on your face nor you are wearing any kind of ornaments.

  • Normal dietary routine

You can follow the normal healthy dietary routine unless the doctor has instructed any changes in that.

How will the surgery take place?

  • Primary check-ups

When you reach the hospital, you will be required to undergo several medical check-ups.

  • Anaesthesia

Before commencing the procedure, the anaesthesia will administer you with the anaesthetic eye drops to make the eyes completely numb.

  • Draping

The doctor will drape the adjoining areas to ensure cleanliness.

  • Do not talk

You will be prohibited to move your lips and the nurses will help you with the signs with which you can communicate with the doctor in case the surgery is coming out to be disconcerting.

  • Noisy room

Since the doctor is coordinating with the staff members, the OT could be noisy.

  • Duration

The surgery is usually completed within 15to 20 minutes, but in the rarest cases, it could get extended to 45 minutes.


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