The clinic visit
- Before your clinic visit it will be helpful for you to have a good idea of what your aims are and to be clear about the problems you want addressing. Their duration, severity and impact on you are all important factors in working out an individual treatment plan.
- Old photos can sometimes be helpful.
- It is always a good idea to bring a list of your allergies, medical conditions and medications with you and to have taken your usual medications as you would do on a normal day.
- When discussing surgery, I will take you through the risks, benefits and alternatives to treat your condition to make sure that you are totally happy with your decision. I’ll make sure you have some time to cool off before your procedure.
Look out for:
- Routine review will be arranged for 1 month after the operation.
- A week before your review, do see your optician and bring a copy of the report to your review appointment
- Keep the eye dry for 1 week after the operation
- You can resume light activity the day after the surgery, but avoid heavy lifting for a week
- Start the eye drops the day after the operation
- Wear the eye shield until the following morning and then at night for a week
- Driving- if you can comfortably see a number plate at 20m with both eyes open, you meet the legal standard to drive. If you are uncertain await your review
Look out for:
- Increasing pain, discharge, redness, light sensitivity, blurring.
- Do get in touch for sooner review should you experience any of these issues.
Before Oculoplastic Surgery
Things to look out for
After Oculoplastic Surgery