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We recommend not applying any eye make-up for at least 2-3 weeks. The reason for this restriction is to avoid infection or injury to the eye with a foreign body. Eye makeup is a big offender to intraocular surgery such as cataract surgery.
Surgery: After any incisional surgery such as Cataracts, we recommend avoiding water for 2 full weeks. For major Glaucoma surgery, your doctor will instruct you on what they recommend.
Lasers: For in-office laser procedures, there are no restrictions on swimming after your procedure as there is no incision.
If the patient has a Toric Lense, we instruct patients to wear the face shield for 7 days after surgery while sleeping. If the patient has a non-Toric Lense, we instruct patients to wear the face shield for 3 nights after surgery while sleeping.
The patient’s vision will be blurry after having a laser procedure as well as after being dilated. Having a driver is at the patient’s discretion. Patients can drive if they feel comfortable driving after their appointment, however we do recommend using caution.
This is discussed at that patient’s one day post-op appointment as it is dependent on the quality of their vision. However, patients will need a driver at their one-day post op appointment due to the sedative given at the time of their surgery 1 day prior.
Patients can shower the day after surgery, however the water should be directed to the back of the head for the first week post-surgery. When washing your face, patients should use a face cloth for the first week post-surgery.
To reach full dilation, it can take around 20 minutes. The time it takes for full dilation to wear off varies from person to person. Typically, it can take 4 hours to wear off.
Unfortunately, we are not able to adjust glasses as we do not have an optical shop.
Cataract Evaluation: 2 hours
Glaucoma Evaluation: 1-1 ½ hours
Comprehensive Eye Exam: 1- 1 ½ hours
Post Op Appointments: Dependent on surgery and time since surgery. Can range from 10 minutes to 1 hour.
Laser Appointments: Dependent on type of laser performed. Can range from 40 minutes to 1 hour.
Pressure Check: 30 minutes
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends eating a diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains will help to promote good vision. A healthy diet will help to ensure that the arteries that bring oxygen and nutrients to your eye are healthy and in good working order.
When it comes to vitamin supplements for eye health, it is recommended that people get their vitamins through their diet. The only exception to this is for AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) patients. Patients with significant vision loss might benefit from taking a combination of certain nutritional supplements. A study found that AMD patients who took these vitamins daily may slow down their dry AMD. These supplements are available over the counter at your local pharmacy and are listed below. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if vitamins are recommended for your dry AMD.