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Cataract surgery Information

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Before Surgery 

2 weeks before surgery: Lens Payment*

* This applies only if you opted for a lens implant ( IOL ) that is NOT covered by MSP:

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

Call the lens office at 604-866-8195 to pay over the phone.

If your lens payment is not made prior to surgery, your surgery may

be delayed or cancelled.

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You will pay for your IOL on the day of the surgery.

3 DAYS BEFORE SURGERY: START EYE DROPS

Prescription for eye drops provided by the surgical coordinator.

If you do not have a prescription for the drops, contact the

surgical coordinator immediately at 604-564-0254 (Ext. 3)

Eye drop instructions will be printed on the bottles by your

pharmacist.

Some appointments are booked on short notice and it may not be

possible to start the drops 3 days ahead of time. It is still safe to go

ahead with the surgery.

1-2 DAYS BEFORE SURGERY

You will receive a call from our office about the time of your surgery.

Vancouver Ophthalmology does not get exact times before this.

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DAY OF SURGERY

SURGERY DATE:

Your surgery day may change as emergencies come up.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause &

thank you very much for your patience.

LOCATION OF YOUR SURGERY

MOUNT ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL

3080 Prince Edward Street,

Vancouver, BC V5T 2N4

Delia Tetreault Procedure Room

First Floor

Use Kingsway Entrance

PHONE: 604-874-1171

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Suite 110A - 855

West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 2G2

PHONE: 604-639-8088

PARKING

Paid underground parking

entrance off of Hornby Street.

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DAY OF SURGERY INFORMATION

You will be with us for approximately 3 hours which includes

waiting and preparation for the surgery, the procedure, and a wait

period prior to being discharged.

For patients who do not speak English, please have a translator

attend for all hospital and doctor appointments.

PREPARING FOR SURGERY

• Take all of your regular medications

• You may eat a light meal

• Do not wear make-up, perfume or contact lenses

• Wear comfortable clothing

WHAT TO BRING

• Care card & photo ID

• A list of your medications

• Cell phone (to call your ride after surgery)

DISCHARGE

You MUST arrange a ride home with someone you know.

Public transit, taxi, or ride share is not acceptable.

• Care card & photo ID

• A list of your medications

• Cell phone (to call your ride after surgery)

FOLLOW UP

You will be given a followup card for your next day appointment

time. All appointments after surgery that are scheduled by the

office are mandatory. Plan to be seen at the office the next day

after your surgery. This is important for the safety of your eye.

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ONE DAY AFTER SURGERY

IT IS NORMAL TO HAVE

• Blurry Vision

• Scratchy feeling

• Mild discomfort

After eye surgery, it is very important to take things easy

when you go home, especially during the first week.

• No vigorous activities for 1 week. Light walking is fine.

• Do not get water into your eyes for 1 week

• No swimming for 2 weeks

You may use your eyes in your normal way (reading, watching TV)

without fear of injuring them.

You may wash your hair, shower, and bathe. However, be careful to

not let soap or water get into your eyes.