Surgery Information for Cataracts

At your dilated Cataract Exam you will be give infromation of:
  • Surgical Facility address
  • Check in Time
  • The date to start instilling drops
  • The date of your follow-up appointment
  • Cataract Eye Drop Chart
  • And the following information... 


  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Leave jewelry and valuables at home.
  • You will need to have someone drive you home.
  • Please bring photo identification and your insurance card.
  • A nurse from the surgical facility will call you a few days before surgery and review your medical history with you.   The nurse will also inform you of your check in time. If you do not receive a call, please call them at the number listed above.
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery.


If you should experience any pain, nausea, or sudden decreased vision after your surgery, please contact Affleck Eye Care at 523-6868 or after hours at 557-7567.

  • Begin eye drops as soon as you get home from the surgical facility. 
  • Please use your eye drops as instructed, SEE EYE DROP CHART. 
  • Rest your eyes for 3 to 4 hours after surgery or take a nap. 
  • After the anesthetic drops wear off you may experience one or all of the following: Foreign body sensation (i.e. the feeling of an eyelash in your eye), Irritated or scratchy sensation, Mild burning and/or stinging, Tearing, or Light sensitivity. These are normal sensations & will be gone after approximately 1 week. You should not have pain, however, if needed; take 2 Tylenol tablets every 4 hours to relieve any discomfort.
  • Use artificial tears (or lubricant drops) in operative eye as needed for comfort, a sample is provided.
  • Your eye may appear red or bloodshot; you may also experience temporary floaters or shadows in your peripheral vision in your post-operative eye. All of this should lessen as your eye heals.
  • Do not bump or rub your operated eye.
  • Keep make-up, soap and water out of operated eye for 1 week.
  • Do not lift over 25 lbs or do dirty work (i.e. gardening) for 1 week.
  • Stay out of hot tubs or pools for 2 weeks.


As soon as possible, before surgery, you will need to contact your insurance company and become aware of any change in co-pay percentages, restrictions, referrals or pre-authorization requirements.  If these matters exist please notify us immediately. You will receive multiple bills (the surgical facility fee, anesthesia fee, and the surgeon's fee). We will bill your insurance company. You will be responsible for the amounts not covered by your insurance company.