Prior to surgery, Dr. Emmert-Buck will perform tests to determine the best lens power for your lens implant (IOL). We will discuss your medications and let you know which to take before surgery. You will be prescribed eyedrops to begin using before surgery to prevent infection.
On the day of surgery, you will be at the outpatient surgery center for around two hours. The procedure itself takes about 20 minutes and you will rest in a recovery area for about 30 minutes, where we will review your post-op instructions and make sure you are comfortable before going home. Here are some things to keep in mind during your surgery day:
- You may not eat any solid food for at least six hours prior to surgery
- You must arrive at the outpatient surgery center with a driver to take you home following the procedure
- Your eye will be numbed with eye drops and you may be given medication to help you relax
- Follow the post-operative instructions given to you by the office at your last visit