What happens on the day of Surgery?

  • Surgery is a “walk in- walk out” procedure.
  • Surgery is mostly done under topical anaesthesia.
    Anaesthetic drops numb the surface of the eye and the surgery can be comfortably and painlessly performed. The eye remains open after surgery.
  • Some patients may require an anaesthetic injection before the surgery.
  • A routine surgery lasts approximately 10 minutes with the preparation time being of similar duration.
  • Pre-operatively dilating drops are applied which take between 1 – 1.5 hours to act.
  • One could expect to spend half a day at the hospital on the day of surgery.
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