The Day of Surgery

Sunset on the water

On the day of surgery, you don’t want to eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to your scheduled surgery (discuss medications, especially diabetes meds with your physician). Plan to arrive an hour early for paperwork as needed. The surgery itself takes about 10-30 minutes depending on the complexity. Depending on the type of anesthesia…

Read More

Anesthesia options

Brown Eye

During cataract surgery, your surgeon will numb your eye so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. You can either have topical or peribulbuar anesthesia. Topical anesthesia involves the placement of drops/gel to numb the surface and an injection of an anesthetic inside the front part of the eye (may burn a bit). This allows…

Read More

Preparing for your Cataract Surgery


Once your cataract surgery has been scheduled, you’ll want to carefully read through your pre-operative paperwork that was given to you by the surgeon’s office. You may need a pre-operative medical exam to ensure you are medically cleared for cataract surgery. Other useful tips: 1. Start any required pre-operative drops on schedule, and contact your…

Read More