The following instructions should be followed carefully to insure that your surgery will go as smoothly as possible (and bring all of your eye drops with you).
- Nothing by mouth after midnight on the night before surgery
- No liquids or food the morning of surgery(even water)
- On the morning of surgery, take only the medications your doctor has instructed you to take (i.e., in most cases, heart and blood pressure medications-insulin
- You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can take you home by car, cab, or private van. Hospital policy does not permit you to travel by bus
Preliminary Testing: In order to prepare for surgery, certain tests must be completed within 7 days prior to the scheduled surgical date. These may be completed by your family physician, local hospital, or clinic.