Dr. Hunter’s Post Operative Instructions

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Information and Instructions

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please give us a call at (843) 842-2020.

About cataracts:

  • The cloudy cataract has been replaced with a new clear lens. After surgery, your eye may feel scratchy, sticky, or uncomfortable.  It may also water more than usual.
  • It is normal for the vision to blurry. Most people see better 1 to 3 days after surgery. But it could take 3 to 10 weeks to get the full benefits of surgery and to see as clearly as possible.
  • You were sent home with a clear shield to cover your eye. This will keep you from rubbing your eye. Remember to use your eyedrops exactly as directed to help your eye heal.

How can you care for yourself at home?

  • Rest when you feel tired. Getting enough sleep will help you recover
  • For the first week following the procedure: Avoid…
  • Rubbing your eyes and any unnecessary hand-to-eye contact
  • Getting shampoo or water in your eye
  • Getting sweat in your eye
  • Performing lawn work
  • Engaging in strenuous activity
  • Playing contact sports
  • Lifting anything weighing more than 20 pounds
  • Wearing makeup for 2 weeks
  • Swimming for 2 weeks, or scuba diving for 1 month after the procedure

Eyedrops:

  • After surgery, begin to follow the instructions on your eyedrop schedule
  • Remember to wash your hands before you put your drops in

Notes about eye color:

  • Your eye may be slightly red after the procedure, this will gradually clear during the first few days.
  • You may also notice that your pupil (the black part of your eye) is different than the pupil of the other eye. This is normal. The pupil will slowly return to its normal size within two days after the procedure.

Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. Once again, if you have any questions, please give us a call at (843) 842-2020.

Sincerely,
The team at Carolina Eyecare Physicians 

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