PRIOR TO SURGERY YOU WILL NEED TO OBTAIN:
1. Antibacterial Cleanser.
2. Hydrogen peroxide.
4. Have all prescriptions filled.
6. Make transportation arrangements, as you will not be able to drive yourself home.
10-14 DAYS BEFORE SURGERY:
1. We recommend that you be on a well balanced diet and take a multi‑vitamin.
2. Do not take any aspirin. Do not take any extra Vitamin E (See List provided).
3. Taking Tylenol is okay.
THE EVENING BEFORE SURGERY:
1. Wash your entire face with Antibacterial Cleanser.
2. Do not drink any alcohol the evening prior to your surgery.
3. Do not eat or drink anything after mid‑night.
4. Take one Antibiotic tablet at 5:00 pm and one at bedtime.
5. Take one Valium at bedtime.
THE MORNING OF SURGERY:
DO NOT TAKE AN ANTIBIOTIC IN AM
1. Take one Valium one hour before surgery.
2. Shower and wash your entire face with Antibacterial soap.
Men: Please shave.
Ladies: Please do not wear make‑up.
3. Wear loose fitting clothing. No pullover tops, please.
4. Please leave all valuables at home.
1. Take one antibiotic tablet four times a day until finished.
2.Take pain medication as needed.
3. Elevate your head and shoulders on two
pillows. Do not lie flat. You are encouraged to
sleep in this position for a few days.
4. Don't bend over and don't strain. This will increase pressure to the surgical site and should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.
5. When you get home, begin applying iced cold compresses to your eyes every hour for 10 to 15 minutes the day and evening of surgery. We recommend that you continue applying the iced cold compresses periodically after the surgery day for up to 72 hours, to help reduce swelling and for comfort. You may use a small washcloth that has been soaked in iced water and wrung out, or packaged frozen peas are also helpful.
6. Avoid alcohol and spicy foods day of surgery.
7. If you are experiencing nausea or vomiting the evening of surgery, drink Coca-Cola, beginning with 1 teaspoon at a time.
8.Call (858) 451-3060 if you have any questions.
ADDITIONAL POSTOPERATIVE INFORMATION
1. Q-Tips moistened with hydrogen peroxide may be used to cleanse eyelid incisions, gently keeping them free of crust formation.
2. You should expect swelling and discoloration about your eyes. This will begin to subside in about 3 days and will be virtually gone in 10 days to 2 weeks.
3. Tearing often occurs after eye surgery. You may use commercial eyewash drops to ease this. Also, more frequent blinking is necessary as the eye is drier, due to swelling.
4. As healing progresses, it is normal to feel tingling, tightness and some stiffness.
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