Post-Op Care


You will be taken to our recovery room, where you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea with some biscuits. The nurse will go through some post-operative advice and give you a discharge letter together with some eye drops. You can leave when you feel ready. We will send you an appointment for a follow up in 2-4 weeks.

It is common to have some redness and swelling of the eyelids. The eye will also feel scratchy or gritty. Blurred vision is normal on the first day, which should improve over several hours. You can resume your normal activities like reading straightaway.

Glasses may still be required afterwards, especially for reading. You can see your optician 6 weeks after your operation. Driving depends on your individual vision. Please ask the nurse for further information.

Please avoid heavy lifting, make up, flying and getting soap and water in the eye for 2 weeks. No swimming for 6 weeks please.


You should get medical advice if you experience the following:

  • Pain in the eye that is not relieved by painkillers
  • A large amount of pussy discharge
  • Increasing redness in the eye
  • Progressive deterioration in your vision
  • Floaters or flashing lights

You can seek advice from your GP surgery or calling us at Probus Surgery on 01726 885104. Out of hours advice can be obtained by calling the Emergency Eye Clinic at Treliske on 01872 253788 or 01872 253729