A patient is being discharged home from the ambulatory surgical center after cataract surgery. In reviewing the discharge instructions with the patient, the nurse instructs the patient to immediately call the office if the patient experiences what?

Answer Explanation: Cataract surgery increases the risk of retinal detachment and the patient must be instructed to notify the surgeon of new floaters in vision, flashing lights, decrease in vision, pain, or increase in redness. Slight morning discharge, some redness, and a scratchy feeling may be expected for a few days after surgery.

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