Your operation in 3 steps:
Before your operation
On the day of your treatment, you will spend a morning with us. You will be able to leave the clinic at around noon. You can choose your anesthesia according to your preference, whether that may be local or general.
Upon arrival at the clinic, Dr. Donate’s entire team will take care of you. We will give you a pre-medication and ask you to change into a sterile operating robe Dr. Donate’s entire team will take care of you.
During your operation
During your operation, you will be lying on an ophthalmology chair. After following strict antiseptic rules, we will give you the anesthesia of your choice. The procedure, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is composed of 2 stages:
- The liquefaction of the lens by the ultrasonic waves of the phako-emulsifier
- The insertion of the implant
The lens replacement procedure is not painful and is perfectly safe. The use of the Calisto ZEISS marker allows us to accurately align your implants along the axis of the corneal astigmatism. Your treatment is specific and personalized.
During your operation, the team will guide you, and the surgeon will give you some simple instructions to follow. At the end of the treatment, you will be able to get up, and the assistant will escort you back to the restroom. You must not touch your eyes.
After your operation
For your departure, it is necessary to be met by an accompanying person. During the first hours following the operation, it is advisable to rest with your eyes closed. We will provide you with some transparent shell-like goggles to wear for sleeping during the first week. You will need to start antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment on the evening of the procedure as indicated on the prescription.
After your procedure, you should avoid all situations that may expose your eyes to micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi) for the first week. It is essential to observe strict hygiene rules, in particular, to wash hands well before the installation of eye drops. You should also avoid rubbing your eyes, and of course, avoid trauma to your eye.
A follow-up visit is planned for the day after your procedure, then a week later and finally, a month after the procedure.
The postoperative follow-up is provided by Dr. Donate, who remains at your disposal seven days a week for all your concerns or possible questions.