Two Ways To Prepare For Cataract Surgery: Don't Stress And Plan Ahead

If you have been told that you would benefit from cataract surgery and you're hoping that you can find a way to live without glasses or contacts, cataract surgery is worth the time. You may be able to go without corrective eye wear that is costly, or you may be able to wear the eye wear you have less frequently.

Finding an experienced surgeon who has a high success rate will be key, and it's normal to want to meet with more than one surgeon to get an opinion before you go into the operating room. Here are a few things you want to do before surgery.

Stop Worrying About Complications

Cataract surgery has been proven as one of the most successful surgery procedures, with a success rate of over 98 percent. This is a procedure that you can go into feeling confident that your vision is going to be better when you come out. Your surgeon will go over the risks of potential complications with you before the surgery. Proper preoperative care and following directions are an important part of making the surgery as successful as you want it to be.  

Have Your Postoperative Care Arranged

You aren't going to be driving yourself from home from the hospital, cooking for yourself or doing a lot for yourself in the first couple of days after the operation. Make sure you have someone that can care for you in advance, so you don't end up trying to do things on your own and getting hurt. You  may want to prepare a few meals that you can eat after surgery so you don't have to cook, or get new curtains to block out the light in your bedroom or other living areas in the house. Know how you will be getting to your first preoperative appointment as well so there is no confusion.

You don't want to stress on the day of your surgery or after when you are supposed to be resting and healing. Have any bandages or special protective eye wear that is recommended bu the surgeon for after the surgery prepared and ready to go so you have what you need when you are ready to leave the surgical office, and keep your spirits up when you go back in to see how successful the surgery is. Take your glasses with you since you may need to wear them right after the surgery, and when you leave the surgeons office after your appointment. Contact a local provider, like The Eye Center, for more information.