Should I stop my normal medications?

For Cataract surgery it is usually not necessary to cease ANY medications. Some procedures do require patients to cease blood thinning medications. This will be confirmed with you by your surgeon pre-operatively and again during the pre-operative phone call. Patients specifically asked to cease blood thinning medications should do so ONLY in consultation with their General Practitioner and Surgeon. Ideally these medications should be ceased for 10 days prior to surgery.

If in doubt please contact the surgery on 02 6217 5000 before taking any action.

Following surgery all medications should be resumed.

Asthma and Angina
If you suffer from asthma or angina, bring your medications on the day of surgery.

Patients with Diabetes (any type) will be given specific directions on medications and fasting during the pre-operative phone call.