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Post op care checklist

  • After surgery patients must restrict sporting activities, computer work and rest at home for two to three days.
  • When outdoors it is advisable to wear dark glasses to protect the eyes from UV light
  • Never rub the eyes and sleep with the protective eye shield provided for 3-4 nights.
  • Prevent any contact with dirt, mud, dam water and rivers for at least one week.
  • Prevent eyes from coming into contact with water and soap. Do not swim or take showers until the incision heals-usually 5 days
  • Avoid driving after surgery until Dr Deist gives you the go ahead.
  • Wash hands before applying medicated drops.
  • Use eye drops as directed. If you are unsure please contact Dr Deist rooms.
  • Avoid eye make up for 4-5 days after surgery.
  • Post operative care and hygiene will be discussed the day after surgery.
  • Contact Dr Deist immediately if:
    • You experience severe pain in and around the eyes.
    • Your vision suddenly becomes blurred.
    • You see sudden flashes of light and floaters in your visual field.
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