Eye care after surgery

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do: Take your medication eg take Tobrodex x4 and Yellox x2 for two weeks post surgery.
  • Do: Wear your eye shield at night, to stop you rubbing the eye when you are asleep.
  • Don’t: Get the eye wet, e.g. don’t wash your hair.
  • Don’t: Rub the eye.
  • Don’t: Drive, or lift heavy weights, or undertake strenuous exercise for 2 weeks.

Taking Drops

You will need to look up to take the eye drops. Sometimes lying down is easier.

  • Please wash your hands before putting drops in your eye.
  • Please shake the bottle before putting drops in your eye.
  • Pull the lower eye lid down and drop the medicine onto the lower lid.
  • Do not let the tip of the bottle touch your eye.
  • Please put your drops in leaving a few minutes between each drop:
  • Please continue to use your drops until you are told to stop.
  • If your drops run out please ask your G.P, who will give you a repeat prescription.


If you have any pain or discomfort it should settle if you take your usual pain killers, eg Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. Try not to touch or Rub your eye.

You should be seen in the outpatient clinic about two weeks after your operation for a check up.

Your eye may be a little sticky in the morning when you wake up.  If necessary clean with cooled boiled water and clean cotton wool.

If your eye starts to discharge or you experience continual or increasing pain please telephone the hospital urgently.