Your pre-operative appointment
When you come to Moor Eye Care for your cataract surgery you will enter a pathway of care. The pathway consists of a number of steps before the day of surgery. These steps are normally carried out in a few appointments. This is not the operation itself, but a visit that may last up to 2 hours.
Initial Consultation with the Eye Surgeon
If you agree to have the surgery, you will undergo a complete eye examination by your surgeon. This may include an examination to determine your eyeglass prescription (refraction), measurement of your vision with and without glasses (visual acuity), measurement of the pressures inside your eye (tonometry), microscopic examination of the front part of your eye (slit-lamp examination), and examination of the retina of your eye with your pupils dilated. He will also review your health history and discuss your personal options for cataract surgery, including the choice of lenses that are suitable for you.
Technician appointment for eye measurements
In order to determine the appropriate lens to implant in your eye after cataract surgery, you will need special eye testing carried out by a technician. These tests include; measurement of the curvature of your cornea (keratometry), measurement of the length of your eye (axial length), and intraocular lens calculation (biometry). If you are having a deluxe or multifocal lens then you will need two additional examinations which include a surface map of the cornea (topography) and a scan of your retinal (OCT or ocular coherence tomography).
Pre-operative nursing assessment
You will have a phone interview with the nursing staff at the hospital to ensure that there are no issues that will interfere with your surgery.