Pre-Surgery Procedures

Preoperative procedures are designed to improve the outcome of the surgery, reduce the risk for complications, and make the surgery as safe and effective as possible. Below is a list of what to expect before surgery:

  • Admit the patient on the day of surgery
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  • Double check the patient name, type of surgery
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  • Check the eye  to be operated.
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  • Biometry done a day before surgery for cataract patients .
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  • Laboratory test done a day before surgery  and details documented.
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  • Inform patient if diabetic to continue drugs accordingly
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  • Patient’s vital signs checked and recorded.
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  • Tell patient if hypertensive to continue drugs accordingly.
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  • Hypertensive patients on vasoprin tab should table one week before surgery, expecially patients for SICS and trabeculectomy.
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  • Pupil dilated for patients who are to undergo SICS+PC IOL , Combined surgery, phaco + iol insertion ,vitrectomy , sclera buckling.)
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  • Constrict pupil of  patients for trabeculectomy.
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  • Obtain  informed consent from patients
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  • Dress the patient up with operation gown and cap.