There are rare occasions where your surgery may be postponed for your own safety and to reduce the risk of serious complications from the operation.
1. Diabetes: If you have diabetes, please ensure that your blood sugar is well controlled and stable so as to reduce the risk to your general health from unstable blood sugar. In addition to reduce risk of increased infection and complications from the operation. If your blood sugar is quite high on the day of the operation, your surgery may be postponed.
2. Hypertension: Please ensure that your blood pressure is well controlled and stable before the day of the operation. Uncontrolled blood pressure is not only a risk to your general health it may also increase the risk of bleeding in your eye during and after the operation. If your blood pressure is quite high on the day of the operation, your surgery may be postponed.
3. Warfarin/Aspirin/Clopidogrel(Plavix): If you take blood thinning tablets, it is generally advised to reduce or stop them for a week or two before your operation. This is to reduce the risk of bleeding during or after your operation. Please discuss this with your GP and or whoever had prescribed you these medications and stop only if it is safe to do so. If you take Warfarin (Coumadin) for any reasons your up to date INR results will be checked and should be within an acceptable and safe range for the operation to go ahead.
4. Ongoing Infection in or around the eye: If you had a red eye, any discharges from your eyes or any other signs of active infection in and around your eye, your surgery will be postponed till this is fully treated.
5. Any Infection in your body: If you had an active infection anywhere in your body ( for example, chest infection or pneumonia, fever, urinary tract infection), operation in the eye might increase the risk of infection to your eye. Your surgery may be postponed till this is fully treated.
Considering the above, please make sure that you are fine with respect to these issues so that your operation can go ahead and it is not postponed on the day. In case of any doubt feel free to discuss any issues with Mr Raj and his team.
For private patients & referrals
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist & Cataract surgeon
(Alternate Thursday AM)
01384 632 640
Private Secretary: Liz Carter : 01384 632 636
Fax: 01384 632702
FAO Liz Carter
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma & Cataract specialist
For NHS Referrals through GP/Opticians
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma Lead)
Extn. 5815 (NHS Secretary: Lyn Eaton)
FAO Lyn Eaton