Eye Day Unit
Please follow these simple instructions to promote a full recovery
After discharge take things easy, no heavy lifting or straining
Do not touch or rub your eye
Use eye drops as directed.
Please ensure you wash your hands before instilling drops
If your eyelids are sticky use some cool boiled water and cotton wool to gently bathe your eye
Your eye must be protected at all times.
You must wear your sunglasses during the day and your plastic shield at night for 3 months after your operation.
Do not go swimming for 6 months
Avoid smoky places
Please position as explained by the nurse or consultant.
If you have any problems please contact:
• Eye day unit on 01642 854556
• Eye casualty on 01642 854096
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.