Bombay City Eye Institute & Research CentreEye Care for all

Surgery Related Instructions

Instructions for the Patients Undergoing Surgery

Before the Surgery

  • Use the Medications as per the Doctor's instructions.
  • If your Haircut is due, have it 1 or 2 days prior to the Surgery.

On the Day of Surgery

  • Wash your hair and Facial shave (for men) on the day of surgery.
  • Clean the face especially the part around the eyes 2 to 3 times with soap and water on the day of surgery.
  • Have tea / Coffee & Light breakfast before coming for Surgery

After the Surgery

  • Do not Rub the OPERATED EYE for about 10 days.
  • All body movements should be SLOW and GENTLE without sudden jerks for about 2 days.
  • DO NOT lift heavy weights for about 2 to 3 days.
  • Patients without any special health conditions can take full Diet from the day of the surgery.
  • Sleep straight or on the Opposite Side of the Operated eye for 1 day.
  • Use Eye Drops and other Medications as per prescription.
  • Most of your routine activities can be started 2-3 days after the Surgery.
  • While putting the Drops or Ointment, the patient should look up and then the drops should be put in the space created by pulling the lower eyelid of the Operated eye. AVOID Pulling the Upper Eye Lid.
  • Put one drop of each medications.
  • After Putting the Drops keep the eye closed for about a minute.
  • Keep a 5 to 7 minutes interval between 2 different eye drops.
  • After Putting the Drops keep the eye closed for about a minute.
  • Keep a 5 to 7 minutes interval between 2 different eye drops.
  • Wearing black glass outdoors is mandatory for 2 days after the surgery. The use of sun glasses can be extended according to doctor's advice.
  • Use the EYE SHILD whenever you want to sleep to protect the eye mechanically against accidental rubbing for about 1 day.
  • Please do not put gauze or eye pad under the eye shield.
  • Clean and Discharge or watering around the eye GENTLY with Sterile Gauze piece & distilled water 3 to 4 time a day for the next 5 days after the surgery. Keep the eye closed & DO NOT exert pressure over the Eye Ball while cleaning.
  • Shaving can be resumed from next day (for men).
  • You can have bath below neck from the next day of surgery. The Face can be cleaned using a damp or moist cloth. Head Bath can be taken after 4 days.
  • Slight Pinkish / Bluish / Yellowish tint in the vision on the day of surgery and later is usual (DO NOT PANIC).
  • In case of any Undue Problem or Pain contact Doctor immediately; DO NOT wait till next appointment.
  • Prescription of glasses will be given 5-7 days after the surgery according to patient's requirement. This prescription may change after about 2 to 3 months.
  • Use your patched Glasses from the next day for watching TV and reading. 5 to 10 minutes break is recommended after 45 minutes of activity which involves heavy engagement of eye tissues.
  • For any other medication which is not related to the eye, like medicines for blood pressure, heart, diabetes etc., can be continued as normal.

Special Care for Patients with Conditions

Diabetic Patients

  • Diabetic Patients are advised NOT to take any diabetes related medicines or Insulin Injections on the day of surgery but carry the same with them.
  • Diabetic Patients need to follow doctor's instructions regarding their diet after surgery.

Patients with Asthma & B.P. problems

  • B.P. & Asthma Patients are advised to take their Medicines even on the day of Surgery & also to get the same along with them.

Patients with Dentures

  • Remove Dentures before entering the Operation Theatre.