We would like to inform our patients that at the present time we are not scheduling refractive surgery, including LASIK or PRK.  We may resume this in the future.  If you would be interested we can put your name on a call list for when we do offer it again.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  

Thank you for your understanding!


Azar/Filipov M.D., P.A.  complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Azar/Filipov M.D., P.A. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.



CATARACT PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS


YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED PHONE CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE 3 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE YOUR SURGERY TO REMIND YOU OF YOUR TIME TO ARRIVE AT THE AZAR EYE SURGERY CENTER. THE APPOINTMENT TIME MAY HAVE CHANGED FROM THE TIME GIVEN TO YOU THE DAY YOU SCHEDULED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR MESSAGES. 


USE YOUR PRE-OPERATIVE EYE DROPS AS INSTRUCTED ON THE EYE DROP INSTRUCTION SHEET GIVEN TO YOU WHEN YOU SCHEDULED SURGERY.
PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR DROPS TO THE SURGERY CENTER. 


THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY


ANTIBIOTIC (TOBRAMYCIN) 3 TIMES A DAY 
NON-STEROIDAL (ILEVRO) 1 TIME IN THE MORNING 


THE MORNING OF SURGERY


ANTIBIOTIC (TOBRAMYCIN) 1 TIME IN THE MORNING
NON-STEROIDAL (ILEVRO) 1 TIME IN THE MORNING
DILATING (CYCLOPENTOLATE/CYCLOGYL) 3 TIMES 5 MINUTES APART BEFORE ARRIVING
DILATING (PHENYLEPHRINE/MYDFRIN) 3 TIMES 5 MINUTES APART BEFORE ARRIVING


**DUREZOL WILL BE USED AFTER SURGERY**




YOU MAY TAKE ALL OF YOUR REGULAR MORNING MEDICATIONS THE DAY OF SURGERY.


YOU MAY HAVE A LIGHT BREAKFAST 2 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL TIME. SUCH AS CEREAL, TOAST, BREAKFAST BAR, COFFEE, OR JUICE.  AN EXAMPLE WOULD BE: IF YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AT THE AZAR EYE SURGERY CENTER AT 7:30AM, THEN YOU MAY EAT A LIGHT BREAKFAST UNTIL 5:30AM.  YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANYTHING BY MOUTH IN THE TWO HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY.


PLEASE DRESS COMFORTABLE IN A LOOSE FITTING TOP THAT HAS A LOW NECK OR IS A BUTTON/ZIP DOWN STYLE.


MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A DRIVER THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE. THEY SHOULD PLAN TO REMAIN AT THE CENTER WHILE YOU ARE IN SURGERY.  GENERALLY, YOU WILL BE FINISHED WITHIN AN HOUR AND A HALF OF YOUR ARRIVAL TIME.