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Recovering From An Eye Surgery
Pretty quickly: Depending on the surgery, there is little down time. With lasik or cataract surgery, vision is usually stable within 1 week, although it can vary depending on how large the prescription or cataract was before surgery. As well, you can get back to nearly all your activities within a day or so. Other surgeries (retinal or glaucoma) can take longer to recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not too long: Initial recovery from otoplasty and the anesthesia can take a few days to a week to feel back to normal, have pain subside, and bruising decrease. Depending on your surgeon's preference you will need to wear a head band over the ears continuously for 1-2 weeks and then typically at night for 4-6 weeks until healing is more solidified. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies...: Much will depend on exactly what type of eyelid surgery you are having done. For example, recovery will vary depending on whether you are having upper and/or lower blepharoplasty surgery performed. There is also variability among different patients. Therefore, best to run this question by your plastic surgeon for as accurate advice as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Running is not routinely allowed until after 3-4 months. A stepwise progression thereafter allows you to get back to maximal functional recovery between 6 to 9 months. ...Read more
Healing after CS: Healing after cataract surgery is usually very quick: depending on pre-operative risk factors (diabetes, h/o trauma, flomax (tamsulosin) use, general health), intra-operative issues (any vitreous loss), and post-operative issues: any wound leaking, infection, etc. Complications are rare: vision improves usually ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Recovery Sinus Surg: I tell my patients to expect a "head cold" for two weeks after sinus surgery. Most individuals are clogged up, have significant nasty smelling nasal drainage, and may feel facial pressure for a few weeks. Go see my article about recovering from sinus surgery: http://www.Twinlakesent.Com/aftersinussurgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recovery nasal surg: Usually recovery from nasal surg(rhinoplasty) is pretty quick.The first week is the worst as you may have packing in the nose and a nasal splint. If you develop bruising, that usually disappear around day 10 post-op.If nasal bones were fractured ; repositioned then refrain from sports for at least 6 weeks. Discuss with your plastic surgeon as there maybe some other issues that i haven't discussed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery recovery: It takes skin 2-3 weeks to heal and then you will be started in therapy. It may be 1 -2 years before you have finished recovering, slowly improving until up to 6 months. Don't expect the end result to reach 100%. The goal is improved motion, decreased pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually, not long: Eyelid skin is the thinnest, best healing skin of the body, and usually heals quickly and well from eyelid surgery. Of course, any scar will look a little red after a couple of weeks, but eyelid scars tend to lighten and fade quicker than any other area - typically the scars can be hidden with makeup after a couple of weeks. Many patients have almost invisible scars within a few months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: How rapidly one recovers from mal-tracking surgery depends on the method employed to correct the mal-tracking. Arthroscopic lateral release will take anywhere from 6-10 weeks for full recovery. Tibial tubercle osteotomy will easily take twice that long. Vmo advancement and medial capsular plication will take about 12 weeks for recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on...: ...The cause. Eye strain from dry eyes can recover within minutes of lubricating the eyes or resting them. Strain brought about from an uncorrected need for glasses will not disappear until the you have your vision corrected. It is a good idea to see your eye doctor if you have continued eye strain, to determine whether you need computer glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their job. Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract surgery: After cataract surgery patients recover very quickly, with good vision in one to 7 days and eye drops for about a month. You can return to normal activities the day after surgery. Restrictions are minimal, just avoiding rubbing and no swimming for a few weeks. There is scarring that holds the new lens implant in place and normal healing of the wound. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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