Additional Information

  • Once you leave the hospital, you can always contact your doctor by calling our office at +1 (780) 448-1801. Though our office hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, there is an answering service available that will transfer your call to your doctor.
  • You will feel most comfortable if you go directly home and rest. Avoid watching television for the rest of the day.
  • Following surgery, you will be given antibiotic eye drops. You may also be given other drops to keep your eye pressure down. You are to use all prescribed drops until your post-operative check-up, where further instructions will be given on their use.
  • You will be asked to call our office after 2 pm the day before your surgery. At that time you will receive your surgery check-in time, your 1 day post-operative appointment, as well as your 2 week post-operative appointment.
  • Discharge is expected for the first few days after surgery. It may be blood tinged, yellow or watery.
  • Please wear protection over the operated eye at all times. You can wear sunglasses during the day or the shield provided in your post-operative kit. At night, always wear the shield provided secured with tape. Please wear an eye pad underneath the shield for the first week to absorb any tears.
  • Do not lift anything that causes exertion for the next two weeks
  • Do not shower on the first day. You may have a bath; avoid soap or water in the eye area. It is best to gently wash your face with a clean cloth and pat dry without rubbing. If you get something in your eyes, rinse out with artificial tears.
  • Avoid make-up for 7 days after surgery.
  • Avoid atmospheres that may irritate the eyes such as smoke, dust, and other potential irritants for one week. If you have a humidifier, use it to prevent your eyes from becoming too dry.
  • If you have a gas bubble, you cannot fly until it is gone, and do not lie flat on your back.
  • You may be asked to position your head in a particular fashion to allow optimal healing of your retina. It is extremely important to maintain this position 90% of the time, both day and night. You doctor will provide you with instructions on which position is required.
  • Your eyes will be light sensitive, scratchy and irritated for 48-72 hours after surgery. Red, irritated eyes are normal and will go away in a few days.

Problems and Concerns: Call our office, +1 (780) 448-1801, with any problems and concerns. Please call immediately if you experience eye pain not relieved by Tylenol, increased redness (bloodshot is expected), a marked decrease in vision in the operative eye, or if you experience nausea and/or vomiting.