How long do I fast before cataract surgery?

Is fasting required before cataract surgery?

You may be instructed not to eat or drink anything 12 hours before cataract surgery. Your doctor may also advise you to temporarily stop taking any medication that could increase your risk of bleeding during the procedure.

Can I eat or drink before cataract surgery?

Do not eat anything (including gum, candy, or mints) after midnight the night before surgery. Do not drink anything except for clear water after midnight the night before surgery. If you do not fast, we will need to cancel your surgery.

How many hours should you not eat before cataract surgery?

At home before surgery

DO NOT TAKE YOUR MORNING INSULIN; instead, bring your insulin to surgery for administration after surgery. EVERYONE: No solid food for 6 hours prior to your surgery.

Can I eat breakfast before cataracts?

A: You can eat a light breakfast, such as toast or cereal. Foods that are greasy or spicy should not be eaten prior to surgery. Our nurses will call you to let you know when you should no longer eat.

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How long after cataract surgery can I sleep on my side?

Cataract surgery should not affect how you sleep, aside from wearing the protective eye shield to avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing your eye or even water splashing in your eye can aggravate the chances of infection. You may also want to avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye for the first 24 hours.

Do and don’ts before cataract surgery?

Don’t: Wear Makeup

Makeup, lotions, and perfumes should be washed off the day before cataract surgery. Do not reapply any makeup until your eye doctor clears it. Particles from your makeup can get into your eyes, no matter how careful you are.

Do you have to take your clothes off for cataract surgery?

You will not be asked to undress prior to your surgery. Please wear clean loose fitting clothing such as a blouse or shirt that can be opened down the front.

When do you start dropping after cataract surgery?

The following drops should be applied to your operated eye only, starting the morning after surgery. Chloramphenicol One drop, four times Antibiotic (store in fridge) a day for 2 weeks, then stop. Dexamethasone One drop, four times Anti- (Maxidex) a day for 4 weeks, inflammatory then stop.

Can I use deodorant before cataract surgery?

Avoid wearing any makeup, perfume or cologne, aftershave, spray-on deodorant, or hairspray to the surgical center. Thoroughly remove any traces of these, especially from around your eyes, the night before your procedure.

Why can’t you drink water before cataract surgery?

Before any surgery, you should try to increase your water intake. The human body is made up of up to 60% water! Though you are not put to sleep during cataract surgery, it can still be quite taxing on your body. Water is one of the best things you can put into your body, especially while it’s healing.

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