Cataract surgery at Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic is conducted on a one-day basis, i.e., with no hospitalization. A thorough diagnostic examination is one of the key preoperative conditions which makes it possible to get an objective and comprehensive picture of the patient’s vision and to prepare the patient for cataract surgery.
In addition to diagnostics, preparation for cataract surgery also includes a consultation with an anesthesiologist and a cardiologist. This allows a detailed study of the patient’s general condition to select the anesthesia procedure, exclude any complications from the cardiovascular system, and guarantee excellent postoperative visual performance.
Before the surgery, you will need:
- Certificates (with stamps) about tests performed:
- Total blood count.
- Blood sugar test.
- RW blood test.
- HBS Ag (hepatitis B) blood test.
- ECG (electrocardiogram).
- Medical conclusions:
- Therapist (with authorization for ophthalmosurgical treatment).
- Dentist (you must have a certificate of oral sanitation).
- All examinations and tests can be done in different medical institutions (at your residence), as well as in Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic itself (additional service, extra charge).
While getting ready for surgery, it is recommended to:
- Take a shower.
- Wash your head.
- Wear clean underwear (preferably cotton), a shirt or blouse with an open collar or front zipper on the day of surgery.
When getting ready for surgery, it is NOT recommended:
- Taking alcoholic beverages.
- Experiencing increased physical activity.
- If you regularly take medications (to normalize blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.), you should take them as usual, but be sure to warn the anesthesiologist about it.
There are no restrictions on food intake before surgery. Appropriate preparation for cataract surgery can reduce the recovery time.