Castleton Day Unit
You have had your eye injection performed under local anaesthetic. The area surrounding the eye will remain numb for a few hours following the local anaesthetic.
Do not be alarmed if the eye feels sore and gritty.
As you have had a local anaesthetic, you should rest quietly when you get home and avoid lifting. We advise you to have someone who can accompany you home.
- Do not rub your eye
- Should you get any pain or discomfort, please take your normal pain relief tablets e.g. paracetamol
- Small wisps floating/moving (floaters) in the treated eye are common for the first 24 hour
- If your eye becomes inflamed or painful, if you see bright flashing lights, if it looks like someone has pulled a curtain across your eye, or if the floaters have returned after 24 hours, seek medical advice
- If you have pain in your eye, have taken a painkiller and 40 minutes later it is not any better, seek medical advice
If you require any medical advice, please contact:
The Eye Clinic (8.30am-5pm Monday to Fridays)
Out of hours, contact the Emergency Department at Yeovil Hospital:
If you need advice regarding your appointment, please call The Admissions Officer on 01935 609683
Castleton Day Surgery Unit,
Telephone 01305 361528