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During And After Your Procedure

Before Your Procedure

You will be instructed on what to do in the weeks or days before your procedure. Depending on your procedure, measures should be taken by the patient beforehand to remove any variables that may interfere with the procedure. This varies from taking out contacts, to not eating/drinking for a certain amount of time before the procedure. Your doctor will let you know if there is something that you need to do before you come in for surgery.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

Because the surgeries vary widely in complexity and recovery required, your doctor or surgical counselor will provide details on the procedure, anesthesia and length of surgery, as well as your anticipated recovery time. Intra-vitreal injections, for example, take only minutes and have little or no recovery time or limitation on activities. On the other hand, retina detachment surgery takes longer and requires a longer recovery time with limited activity. Generally however, most procedures performed by Claris Vision physicians require less than 1 hour’s time, and are performed on an outpatient basis at one of our surgery centers. This allows you to rest in the comfort of your home as you recover.

To ensure you are as comfortable and pain free we use medicated eye drops to numb the eye during surgery, when possible. Our surgeons also use the latest in laser technologies and instrumentation as well as minimally-invasive techniques to ensure the highest precision, reduce the need for sutures and speed recovery time.

If you are nervous about your procedure, talk to your doctor about what can be done to make you as comfortable as possible before, during and directly after the procedure. We often find that when patients know exactly what is going to happen during their procedure, there is less stress and takes the "unknown" factor out of it.

Post-operative Care

After your surgery you will be asked to see your physician once or twice to make sure you are healing properly. All surgical procedures induce some degree of inflammation; requiring the use of NSAID and steroid drops. Antibiotics drops are only utilized during the first few weeks.

Your physician will inform you about the anticipated outcome of your surgery with regard to post-operative vision and instructions will be given relative to the need to wear a patch and/or regarding wearing glasses. You will be asked to come back to the office for follow-up appointments in intervals as determined by your doctor. This will ensure that you are healing correctly, and your doctor will check for any signs of infections.

Your doctor will advise you on what activities you should avoid following your procedure. You should always be careful not to rub or disturb the eye while it is still healing. Your doctor may advise you against swimming or taking showers to ensure that no water enters the eye during the healing process.

The specific procedure you need will be discussed in great detail with your doctor before you are scheduled for surgery. This is to ensure that you are ready and know all risks that come with any kind of surgery.

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During And After Your Procedure

Before Your Procedure

You will be instructed on what to do in the weeks or days before your procedure. Depending on your procedure, measures should be taken by the patient beforehand to remove any variables that may interfere with the procedure. This varies from taking out contacts, to not eating/drinking for a certain amount of time before the procedure. Your doctor will let you know if there is something that you need to do before you come in for surgery.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

Because the surgeries vary widely in complexity and recovery required, your doctor or surgical counselor will provide details on the procedure, anesthesia and length of surgery, as well as your anticipated recovery time. Intra-vitreal injections, for example, take only minutes and have little or no recovery time or limitation on activities. On the other hand, retina detachment surgery takes longer and requires a longer recovery time with limited activity. Generally however, most procedures performed by Claris Vision physicians require less than 1 hour’s time, and are performed on an outpatient basis at one of our surgery centers. This allows you to rest in the comfort of your home as you recover.

To ensure you are as comfortable and pain free we use medicated eye drops to numb the eye during surgery, when possible. Our surgeons also use the latest in laser technologies and instrumentation as well as minimally-invasive techniques to ensure the highest precision, reduce the need for sutures and speed recovery time.

If you are nervous about your procedure, talk to your doctor about what can be done to make you as comfortable as possible before, during and directly after the procedure. We often find that when patients know exactly what is going to happen during their procedure, there is less stress and takes the "unknown" factor out of it.

Post-operative Care

After your surgery you will be asked to see your physician once or twice to make sure you are healing properly. All surgical procedures induce some degree of inflammation; requiring the use of NSAID and steroid drops. Antibiotics drops are only utilized during the first few weeks.

Your physician will inform you about the anticipated outcome of your surgery with regard to post-operative vision and instructions will be given relative to the need to wear a patch and/or regarding wearing glasses. You will be asked to come back to the office for follow-up appointments in intervals as determined by your doctor. This will ensure that you are healing correctly, and your doctor will check for any signs of infections.

Your doctor will advise you on what activities you should avoid following your procedure. You should always be careful not to rub or disturb the eye while it is still healing. Your doctor may advise you against swimming or taking showers to ensure that no water enters the eye during the healing process.

The specific procedure you need will be discussed in great detail with your doctor before you are scheduled for surgery. This is to ensure that you are ready and know all risks that come with any kind of surgery.

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The Greater New Bedford Surgical and Laser Center was opened in 1986 with the express purpose of rendering high quality, state of the art eye surgery to patients of all ages, especially those with cataracts, glaucoma, or cornea disease. The Center is designed specifically with the needs of the patient in mind. The entire process from initial examination to final outcome is conducted in a pleasant comfortable environment.

After a patient decides to have surgery, he or she is assigned his or her own Surgical Counselor who is available to answer questions and provide assistance. These individuals are specially trained to assist the patient throughout the entire surgical experience, including follow up care for as long as necessary. Patients are encouraged to contact their counselor for any questions, no matter how simple or complex.

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51 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth, MA

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