Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Surgery Patient Instructions
Dear Respected Patient,
Please read this handout on the day you receive it and prior to the surgery.
Please obtain all your eye drops and artificial tears before the day of surgery (this will be provided for you closer to the surgery date). People who are prepared for surgery and who take part in their care enjoy a better experience and can recover in less time with fewer or no problems. The information in this handout will help to get you, your family, and your home ready for surgery.
Thank you for allowing us to help with your care. We wish you a pleasant surgical experience
and a quick recovery.
Team Clarity Laser Vision
The nurse will review your surgery medications and instructions with you again on surgery day.
Day of Surgery
You will receive a prescription for three (3) medicated eye drops: Vigamox, Lotemax Gel, and Acuvail. Also on the prescription are non-preservative artificial tears (available over the counter. The pharmacy may give you generic drops.
If at any time before or after the surgery you develop any of the following symptoms, contact Clarity Laser Vision immediately at (403) 640-0400. DO NO WAIT UNTIL YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT. REMEMBER RSVP as explained below.
When using two or more eye drops, always wait 2-5 minutes after instilling the first eye drop before instilling the next one. Only one drop from each bottle is required each time. Use the chart below to track drops by filling in a circle every time you use an eye drop.
Use the chart below to track drops by filling in a circle every time you use an eye drop
Please be aware that there is a possibility that your surgical date may be moved or postponed in the event of an emergency surgery that requires your surgeons operating time. Please note that this is an infrequent occurrence and in the event that your surgery needs to be moved you will be contacted by the office as soon as possible.
Clarity Laser Vision
Suite 110, 1016 – 68th Ave SW
Calgary AB, T2V 4J2
Coordinator Direct Line: 587-390-8177
Fax: (403) 640-0456