Cataract Surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract.
Corneal Transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by a donated cornea.
Glaucoma Surgery improves the flow of fluid out of the eye, resulting in lower eye pressure.
Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery is used to improve function, correct deformities and defects, remove tumors, and generally restore normalcy to the eyelid.
Day of Surgery:
- Do not eat or drink anything the morning of surgery, unless your doctor has given you other instructions. You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth the morning of surgery, but do not swallow any of the water.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing (a short-sleeved button shirt is best).
- Leave all valuable jewelry at home. If you wear glasses or contacts, bring a case to store them.
- You must have a responsible driver with you on the day of surgery.
When entering the Surgery Center you will first meet with our receptionist. Please bring your photo I.D., plus all insurance and/or Medicare identification cards. You will then meet with a member of our staff and verify medical information, allergies and medications.
If your insurance company requires a co-pay, this will be due the morning of surgery.
After you have completed your registration you will be taken to the pre-operative area where your nurse will begin to get you ready for surgery. At this time an anesthesia provider will meet with you to discuss your medical history and the type of anesthesia you will receive.
Prior to your surgery and before leaving the pre-operative area you may be administered a sedative to help you relax and release any apprehension.
Next, you will be taken from the pre-operative area to where your surgery will be performed.
After surgery, you will be taken to the post-operative area. You will be attended by your nurse, and monitored while your anesthesia and sedatives wear off. You will be given post-operative instructions, and discharged to follow up with Dr. Statesir.