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Eye surgery leaflets


On the day of your eye operation


If you are unwell on the day of your operation please contact the Ophthalmic Day Care Unit on 01473 702 007 as soon as possible.


The drop(s) will:

  • sting
  • dilate (enlarge) your pupil


  • blur your vision


You must NOT drive yourself to or from the hospital.

Please bring all your medication, inhalers and eye drops with you.
If you need further advice after you have left hospital please contact one of the following telephone numbers:

Ophthalmic Day Care Unit

01473 702 007 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm).

Ophthalmic Triage Nurse

01473 703 178 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).



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