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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.