Medications and Dietary

For the first few days after Phaco surgery, please clean the operated eye gently with the sterile saline wash and cotton balls given to you. You can continue to clean your eye with cool boiled water and clean cotton gauze thereafter.

Please use the eye drops and medications as the doctor prescribed, even when you feel that your eyes are fine. Do not instill anything else into your eye apart from the prescribed eye drops. Always wash your hands before your instill your eye drops

Store your eye drops and medications as instructed. Do not keep them for longer than the instructed period as they may be contaminated.


Shake the eye drop bottle before use. Tilt your head back, look up and pull the lower eyelid down. Instill just ONE drop into the eye, avoiding contact with the eye lashes. Wait 5 minutes before instilling a different eye drop.

You can keep to your usual diet. There are no new dietary restrictions following your cataract surgery.  Any pre-existing diets should be continued

When do patients see the doctor after surgery?

Patient need to return for an eye examination the day after your surgery. Further appointments are usually called for at 1 week and 1 month after your operation. Keep all your appointments, even if you feel and see well.

When should patients call doctor?

Do not hesitate to contact us should you experience any of the following:

  • Pain that is not relieved by medication.
  • Deterioration of vision.
  • Excessive discharge from the operated eye.
  • Sudden onset of flashes or floaters.