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One of the most common problems that can affect your vision is a cataract. A cataract happens when the lens in your eye becomes cloudy (usually because of aging). During cataract surgery the doctor removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens.
You will have an appointment at the
Pre-Admission Clinic 1 to 3 weeks before your operation. This visit is very important to assess your health and help you prepare for your operation and recovery. Plan for your visit to take
2–5 hours. On the day of your pre-admission visit, take your medications and eat as usual, unless you were given other instructions.
Pre-Admission Clinic at
Toronto Western HospitalMain Pavilion – 1st Floor, Room 406
What should I bring to my pre-admission appointment?
Stop smoking before your surgery: learn how smoking and tobacco can affect your recovery after surgery, and how
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You will continue to recover when you return home.
First Appointment: Where and when
You will have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon the day after your surgery, unless instructed differently. If you do not have a follow-up appointment, call the office to schedule one.
Who do I call with general post-operative questions?
Call your surgeon's office:
Dr. Yvonne BuysPhone: 416 603 5682
Dr. Clara ChanPhone: 416 603 5401
Dr. John GorfinkelPhone: 416 924 2766
Dr. Alex KaplanPhone: 416 603 6470
Dr. David RootmanPhone: 416 603 5401
Dr. Matt SchlenkerPhone: 416 928 1335
Dr. Allan SlomovicPhone: 416 603 5389
Dr. Shaun SingerPhone: 416 603 6470
Dr. Marisa SitPhone: 416 603 5591
Who do I call if I experience complications?
Call your surgeon or your family doctor or come to the Toronto Western Hospital emergency department. If you are from out of town, go to the nearest emergency department if any of these problems below happen to you: