Day of Surgery

Fasting

  • These are general fasting rules, unless otherwise advised. Please telephone our nursing staff if you have any queries.
  • Adults who have morning surgery are requested not to eat or drink after midnight the night before their surgery.
  • If your surgery is in the afternoon, have breakfast but do not eat or drink after 7am unless otherwise advised during your pre-admission phone call.

 

What to Bring

  • Veterans’ Affairs patients must provide the Centre with their Gold Card number and bring the card at time of admission.
  • Any relevant forms that you may still have for the Sight Foundation Theatre.
  • Your fund card will only be required if you have not supplied your fund details.
  • Results of any relevant tests completed prior to admission.

 

What to Expect

  • Our friendly reception staff will finalise your admission and account, and any other necessary details, on arrival.
  • A nurse will welcome you into the clinic where you can relax in a comfortable chair.
  • Observations and a medical history will be taken by our nursing staff.
  • Your privacy and confidentiality is retained and respected at all times

 

Post Surgery

  • All procedures require recovery time and this depends on the individual patient. the average stay is approximately 2-3 hours depending on your procedure.
  • Patients are offered light refreshments before leaving the Centre.
  • Following anaesthesia, you are to be accompanied home by a responsible adult and have someone to stay with you on the night of surgery. We advise that you must be transported home by private car or taxi and not on public transport.
  • A 24-hour instruction sheet will be given to you on discharge.
  • You may be required to visit your surgeon the following day.
  • You will receive a courtesy phone call from our nursing staff the following day.
  • You may have an eye pad covering your effected eye. This may affect your depth perception and increase your falls risk. Therefore it is important to have a responsible adult accompany you home.