The Eye Surgery Center is committed to ensuring that your
experience with us is relaxed and worry-free, from consultation through
recovery. To assist us, we ask that you read and comply with the
Prior to your surgery
- As soon as possible, register for your surgery by clicking here. Enter the password you got at your doctor's office. If you can't find the password, you can call Simple Admit at (877) 848-4726 for assistance. Fill in your medical history as thoroughly as possible. We will call you if we have any questions or concerns.
you have medical power of attorney that makes your medical decisions,
you must provide proof for the Center on the day of surgery.
with your family physician regarding specific instructions for your
routine medications prior to your surgery. If you take insulin or
inhalers, you are encouraged to bring these items with you on the day of
- Notify the center if there is any change in your physical condition prior to your surgery, such as a fever or infection.
from all food and liquids for eight hours prior to your surgery. You
can have clear liquids up to four hours prior to your surgery. Clear
liquids include only the following: apple juice, Gatorade, coffee and
tea with no dairy or nondairy creamers and/or sugar.
- For Your Safety:
If these instructions are not followed your physician and
anesthesiologist will cancel your surgery and it will be rescheduled at a
later time. When you receive sedatives you become susceptible to
aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs due to a decreased ability
to protect your airway. Aspirating acidic stomach contents into the
lungs can result in serious, life threatening complications.
- If you take medications to control your blood
pressure, seizures, thyroid disease, heart disease, in the morning you
should take them with a small sip of water. If you take blood thinners
it is important that you discuss this with your physician and your
surgeon before stopping the medication.
surgeries scheduled in the morning, a light dinner the evening before is
recommended. For surgeries scheduled in the afternoon, a morning meal
of toast and clear liquids (including soda, juice, coffee or tea) is
recommended up to six hours before the surgery.
- If you are Diabetic: Do not take your medication (pill or insulin) before surgery unless
instructed by your physician. Please bring your medication with you to
surgery. For afternoon surgery, take half your usual dose of insulin in
the morning, unless instructed otherwise by your physician.
- If you have an allergy to Latex: Please inform your physician. The Eye Surgery Center is not equipped
to operate on patients with a latex allergy. Complications for those
people who have a proven latex allergy can be severe. In this case, your
operation will need to be performed in a latex free environment.
the day of surgery, wear comfortable warm, loose-fitting clothing with
an open neck or buttons down the front of your blouse or shirt that
allows us easy access to attach the heart monitor. Be careful not to
swallow the water when brushing your teeth. Do not wear makeup, lotion
or jewelry. All valuables, including purses and wallets, should be left
at home or with a responsible adult.
- Patients are not allowed to
drive themselves home after surgery. Please arrange for someone to
drive you home and remain with you for six hours after discharge from
our center. Public transportation may be used only if you are
accompanied by an adult. You will not be allowed to leave the center
- A nurse from our center may call you one to three days prior to discuss this information and answer any questions you may have.
Your Day Of Surgery
ask that you arrive at your scheduled appointment time with your
insurance card(s) and picture ID.
Here is what you can expect on the day of your surgery:
- Upon entering the center, notify the receptionist of your arrival.
Be sure to bring your insurance card(s) and picture ID, which will be
scanned and returned to you at this time.
- You will be asked to
sign a surgery center consent form, which authorizes our physicians to perform the
surgery. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must
sign the form. If you have medical power of attorney that makes your
medical decisions, you must provide proof for the Center.
nurse will record your vital signs and confirm the eye to be operated
and will mark it appropriately.
- A nurse will escort you to the
pre-operative area to prepare you for the procedure. If you require
someone for translation they can follow you to the pre-op area as well
as family. Any questions you or your family has may also be addressed at
- An IV will be started, allowing us to administer a relaxant that will make you feel comfortable throughout the procedure.
- Additional eye drops will be given to prepare your eye(s) for the procedure.
surgery, mild sedation will be administered to minimize pain and
discomfort you may experience, but will allow you to speak and respond
to verbal cues throughout the procedure, communicating any discomfort
you may experience to the provider. A brief period of amnesia may erase
any memory of the procedure.
- During surgery, the skin around
your eyes will be thoroughly cleansed, and sterile coverings will be
placed around your head. You may notice bright lights, movement and
noise but you will not be able to see the procedure while it is
- Mild sedation allows patients to recover quickly
after the procedure and resume normal daily activities in a short period
- After the surgery, you will be asked to rest in our recovery room for a short time until the effects of the medication wear off.
is recommended that the person escorting you home remain in our waiting
area throughout your preparation, surgery and recovery period.
After Your Surgery
The following guidelines are intended to help you return to your normal routine as quickly as possible after surgery:
- It is important to first follow any specific instructions given to
you by your surgeon regarding your recovery. Your surgeon’s instructions
will always take precedence over general rules of recovery.
- You may resume your regular diet and eating habits immediately.
eye medications as labeled by your surgeon. All other medications may
be resumed as prescribed. Laxatives may be taken if needed.
- If an eye patch or shield is prescribed, wear it according to your surgeon’s instructions.
- Do not rub or touch your treated eyes. Avoid getting soap and water in your eyes.
- You may watch television. Ask your surgeon if it is permissible to read.
- Eye make-up should not be worn unless approved by your surgeon.
activities are normally permitted one week after surgery. Consult with
your surgeon if you have questions regarding a specific activity.