Eye Day Unit
Please follow these simple instructions to promote a full recovery
You will be given eye drops. Please use as prescribed
Soft bandage contact lens should remain in the eye until the surface has healed – usually seven days. If it falls out during this time please throw it away – do not try to replace it
The eye may feel gritty, red and sensitive to light for several days. Sunglasses may be helpful
Your vision will be quite blurred, but will clear gradually over the first few weeks
It is normal to feel or experience fluctuating pain within the first few days after surgery. Use regular pain relief
You should take one week off work while the surface of the eye heals.
It may be up to two weeks if your job involves a lot of computer work
Try to avoid getting water in your eye
Do not swim until the surface of the eye has healed.
If you do not understand anything in this leaflet, please ask a nurse on the ward for advice or explanation.
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.