Cataract Surgery

The surgery will take place at the Gold Coast Eye Hospital,  located adjacent to myeyespecialist.

The surgery usually takes around 20 minutes, but you should allow for about a three hours stay.  This is to accomodate for the pre and post procedure process.

What happens on the day of surgery?

Our reception staff will check you in at myeyespecialist before our admissions nurse admits you to Gold Coast Eye Hospital. She will guide you through the post-operative process.

Cataract surgery is done under local anaesthesia with sedation. You will not feel the anaesthetic injection around the eye as this is given while you are sleeping under heavy sedation. You will be under light sedation during surgery, awake but comfortable, relaxed and slightly drowsy. You will not be able to see nor feel the surgery.

When the operation is finished, an eye pad will be placed over your eye.

After the surgery you will be taken to a comfy recliner chair and given refreshments whilst the sedation wears off.

After your surgery, you will receive:

  • a medication discharge pack
  • post-operative instructions
  • an eye drop chart
  • a post-operative appointment date and time at myeyespecialist

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