Day of Your Operation

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You will not be able to drive a car or operate a vehicle after your surgery. You should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery.


​​​​​​Arri​ve 2 hours before your scheduled operation time:

Day Surgery Unit (DSU)
​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street
Main Pavilion – 4th Floor, take the Atrium Elevators
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All hospital entrances are open by 6:00 am. However, the Leonard entrance (between Nassau and Wales) is easiest to access.

What will happen on the day of my operation?
  • After check-in, we will prepare you for the operation.
  • If you did not see the anesthetist in the Pre-Admission Clinic, you will meet them before your operation.
  • You will then be brought to the operating room.
  • Eye drops will be put in your eyes.
  • You will be given either local or general anesthesia. This will prevent you from feeling pain, and you will see nothing or very little of the operation.
  • A device will be put on your eye to keep it open.
  • The surgeon will perform the appropriate procedure: PKP, DALK, DSEK or DMEK.