You will remain in the recovery area under observation following your surgery. Depending on the procedure and type of anesthesia, most patients are discharged within 15 – 60 minutes after surgery.
A nurse will review the discharge plans with you and your responsible caregiver for your post-operative care. We will provide a written copy of the discharge instructions which includes items such as: physical and activity restrictions, if any; information regarding medication you are to take after discharge; and other special instructions that your doctor wishes you to have. If you have any questions or concerns after your discharge, please contact your physician for further instruction.
A nurse from the surgery center will call you at home the day following your procedure to see how you are doing. If you have a procedure on Friday you will be called the following Monday. It is important for us to know how you are feeling and progressing after your procedure.
Please bring your eye kit and eye drops to the follow up appointment with your surgeon.
One to two business days after your surgery, a nurse from our surgery center will call to check on your progress and answer any questions you might have.