Being diagnosed with an eye condition can be very confronting. It is our goal at The NSW Eye Centre to provide you with exceptional care in a friendly and supportive environment. Our nurses and support staff will always be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your condition and your treatment.
You will be given your fasting instructions over the phone the day before your procedure. It is essential that you follow these instructions (to fast means nothing to eat or drink, even water, for at least 6 hours prior to your surgery). If they are not followed this could result in your surgery being cancelled or postponed. If you are in doubt about this matter please contact our admissions staff or your surgeons’ rooms.
If you take a blood pressure or heart tablet in the morning, please take this with a small sip of water on the day of your surgery.
If you are taking blood thinners such as Aspirin or Warfarin please check with your doctor who will recommend if you need to cease taking this prior to surgery.
If you are a diabetic please consult your surgeon in regards to taking your medication the morning of surgery.
Remember to bring all medications in their original packaging and equipment with you to the hospital.