(In Office Surgical Facility)
- ☐ Prescriptions
Submitted to your pharmacy. Your pharmacy should contact you when ready to pick up.
- ☐ Stool Softener (preferably MiraLAX)
Helps with constipation associated with narcotic pain relievers.
- ☐ Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
Alternative to narcotic pain medication if pain is not severe. Do NOT take NSAIDS.
- ☐ Crushed ice/frozen peas wrapped in a towel
Apply to the eyelids for 20 minutes every hour for the first 2 days following surgery.
- ☐ Artificial Tears
Or preservative free lubricating eye drops (Such as Systane.)
- ☐ Arnica
Take 3 tablets three times a day starting three days before your procedure date
3-4 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY
Obtain Medical Evaluation and Clearance. Make a visit to your primary care doctor to complete your medical evaluation and laboratory testing. Your surgeon may request for you to also be evaluated by a specialist. Please ensure any preoperative requests are completed 2 weeks before surgery.
Work and Recovery Arrangements. Make any arrangements to be off from work or other strenuous activities while you are recovering from surgery. Have extra help available, particularly if caring for small children.
Smoking. Tobacco, cigarettes and nicotine consumption will cause poor wound healing, longer healing times, and excessive scarring. We advise to discontinuing these products more than 4 weeks prior to surgery.
2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY
Surgery Preop Appointment. You will come in for your preop appointment where you will review the surgery plan with your surgeon and go over logistical surgery details with your patient coordinator. Bring your questions as well as any individuals that will be part of your support and healing.
DIET/SUPPLEMENT RESTRICTIONS. Avoid foods, drinks and herbal supplements than can increase risk of bleeding and bruising. Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Motrin, blood thinners, vitamin E, omega-3, fish oil, and alcohol. Use Tylenol in place of other over the counter pain medications.
Fill Prescriptions. These may include antibiotics and/or pain medication for after surgery. Make sure you understand how and when to take all medications. We suggest keeping a note pad to keep track of the medications you have taken.
DAY OF SURGERY
- Shower: The night or morning of surgery, take a shower and wash your hair. This will help reduce the risk of infection by eliminating bacteria. Arrive the day of the procedure with a clean face. Do not apply any makeup, moisturizers, hair sprays or gels, or nail polish.
- Eat a light meal: If you are having your procedure done in the office, you may have a light breakfast such as toast and water.
- Take Pre-medication: Take 2 Valium tablets 30 minutes prior to arriving at the office. The premedication will make you more relax and comfortable during the procedure. Bring remaining tablets with you to our office in the event your surgeon wants you to take more. Remember to bring prescribed pain medication to the office for after the procedure.
- No Contact lenses: Do not wear contact lenses. Remember to bring your glasses to sign necessary paperwork.
- Clothing: It is recommended to wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. For example, easy slip on pants, a button-down shirt, and flat shoes.