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What happens generally before a cataract surgery operation?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree
In brief: A brief summary
Prior to the procedure you are given an I.
V. And your eye is dilated. You will also be given antibiotic eye drops. Sedation is given to you just before the procedure starts and your face is cleaned and a sterile drape covers everything but your eye. By this time, you should not have any memory of the procedure. There should also be no discomfort at all.

In brief: A brief summary
Prior to the procedure you are given an I.
V. And your eye is dilated. You will also be given antibiotic eye drops. Sedation is given to you just before the procedure starts and your face is cleaned and a sterile drape covers everything but your eye. By this time, you should not have any memory of the procedure. There should also be no discomfort at all.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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1 comment
Dr. Douglas Liva
I prefer lighter sedation where memory is not compromised
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cataract surgery
After it is determined that you are going to have cataract surgery, you will have pre-operative measurements that are used to calculate the new lens implant power. You will be given instruction on how to use the drops and take care of the eye.
You arrive for surgery and an IV is started, meds given to relax you. The surgery is performed and it should be painless.

In brief: Cataract surgery
After it is determined that you are going to have cataract surgery, you will have pre-operative measurements that are used to calculate the new lens implant power. You will be given instruction on how to use the drops and take care of the eye.
You arrive for surgery and an IV is started, meds given to relax you. The surgery is performed and it should be painless.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Complete eye exam
Prior to cataract surgery, your eye surgeon will perform a complete eye exam to determine if your cataracts need to be removed.
If needed, you will be scheduled for surgery. On the day of surgery, your eye is dilated and sedation medicines are used to relax you. Most cataract surgeons now use topical anesthesia to eliminate any pain. Surgery takes 5-10 minutes in most cases.

In brief: Complete eye exam
Prior to cataract surgery, your eye surgeon will perform a complete eye exam to determine if your cataracts need to be removed.
If needed, you will be scheduled for surgery. On the day of surgery, your eye is dilated and sedation medicines are used to relax you. Most cataract surgeons now use topical anesthesia to eliminate any pain. Surgery takes 5-10 minutes in most cases.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anesthesia, dilation
In the preop holding area, usually topical drops are administered to dilate the operative eye, and prophylaxis to prevent infection.
Once in the operating room, local / topical anesthesia is given. The eye is typically cleaned with betadine and draped with a small opening . A speculum is placed to keep the eyelid open, and usually you need to look directly at the microscope light, holding still.

In brief: Anesthesia, dilation
In the preop holding area, usually topical drops are administered to dilate the operative eye, and prophylaxis to prevent infection.
Once in the operating room, local / topical anesthesia is given. The eye is typically cleaned with betadine and draped with a small opening . A speculum is placed to keep the eyelid open, and usually you need to look directly at the microscope light, holding still.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Drops given
Drops and some relaxation pills are usually given before cataract surgery.
Blood pressure & vital signs are checked. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Drops given
Drops and some relaxation pills are usually given before cataract surgery.
Blood pressure & vital signs are checked. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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