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Doctor insights on: Pterygium Surgery Recovery

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How much can a pterygium surgery cost?

May be covered: If the pterygium is causing vision issues or chronic, constant irritation, it may be covered by medical insurance. The cost if it is not covered will depend on where the surgery is done (less expensive at an outpatient surgery center than a hospital), and what approach is used. Ask your surgeon! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pterygium (Definition)

Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx ...Read more


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What should I do and don't after pterygium surgery?

What should I do and don't after pterygium surgery?

Depends: It really depends on how the pterygium surgery was done. As a general rule, you should avoid heaving lifting, bending over and straining, to minimize the risk of bleeding post-op for 1 week. Your eyes should also be kept dry. You may also need to wear a shield to protect the surgical site. Ask your surgeon for more detailed post-of care instructions. ...Read more

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What you should and shouldn't do after you had went through pterygium surgery?

Pterygium Surgery: After Pterygium Surgery: avoid sun, protect eyes from wind/dirt also; avoid rubbing eye, swimming with eyes open under water for first 5-7 days. Wear shield when sleeping first 5-7 days. Use steroid & antibiotic drops as indicated. Start gentle lid hygiene cleaning after 1st 8 days. Consider asking if you have demodex on eyelids and need tea tree oil. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pterygium except surgery?

What is the treatment for pterygium except surgery?

Medication: Pterygia can be treated with topical and local anti-inflammatory medications and lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to remove a pterygium from your eye?

Is there surgery to remove a pterygium from your eye?

Of Course: Surgical removal is the only way to permanently treat pterygium. Drops or gel are used to numb the eye, allowing for painless removal of your pterygium. A piece of surface eye tissue called a “graft” is then placed to prevent re-growth of the pterygium. ...Read more

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My wife had 2 pterygium surgeries since 8/31 and its grown back. Is there a specialist in NYC area that only deals w/ pterygium situations like this?

Recurrence: Recurrent pterygium can happen depending on risk factors. Dr. Douglas Buxton in NYC is excellent. He trained me to do pterygium surgery and we have excellent results. More info Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Had ptergyium surgery 5 days ago. Using antibiotic drops and prednisolone drops 4 times a day. Eye is red and looks bloody. Is this normal?

Had ptergyium surgery 5 days ago. Using antibiotic drops and prednisolone drops 4 times a day. Eye is red and looks bloody. Is this normal?

Normal: It is normal to be experiencing a bloody look on your eye. Continue to instill the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops as instructed and the redness will go away within days. ...Read more

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J pouch surgery recovery?

Depends: Depends on laparoscopic or open. Also depends if any peri-op complication. If all goes well, hospital stay can be from 3 to 7 days. Most pts are doing normal activity in 1-2 weeks but takes good 2-3 months to fully recover. ...Read more

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Appendix recovery time after surgery?

Appendix recovery time after surgery?

2-4 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation was, laparoscopic or not?, how long you waited prior to surgery. Whether there was perf or not? Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first week, sore the second and then return to activities the 3rd or 4th week. I know a surgeon who had it out and was back at work the next day. Depends on how u deal with pain. ...Read more

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Navicular surgery recovery, what to do?

Navicular surgery recovery, what to do?

See below: You need to follow your surgeons advise and post op plans to ensure your maximum recovery ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for MCL surgery?

How long is the recovery for MCL surgery?

Mcl knee injury: Length of recovery time depends upon whether there are other associated structural injuries. Isolated grade 1 or 2 MCL tears r treated effectively non operatively, typically recovering fully within 6- 10 weeks. Surgical MCL repairs of grade 3 tears will take 10-16 weeks. If patient also has injured their Acl or post lateral corner recovery will take 4-6 months, ...Read more

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Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Ask your surgeon: Recovery depends somewhat on size of hydrocele. Best to wear tight or Lycra underpants for compression. Be a couch potato for a week or so. No tennis, basketball or football during that time. Rest will aid recovery ...Read more

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Does drinkng slow down recovery from surgery?

Does drinkng slow down recovery from surgery?

Alcohol: Yes, drinking alcohol will slow down recovery from surgery. Period. ...Read more

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How much can stress affect recovery from surgery?

How much can stress affect recovery from surgery?

Difficult to know: Stress does affect human physiology in ways too numerous to fully understand. Going into surgery with a good feeling that your surgeon is compassionate and caring generally provides a sense of calmness. Communication after the procedure to discuss the results and care necessary for full recovery also provides the patient with connection to the physician, which helps the mind & body recover better. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from plantar release surgery?

How long is recovery from plantar release surgery?

Relatively short: Recovery from a plantar fascial release is relatively short. If performed endoscopically (through a scope). You can walk immediately after surgery in a cam walker (removal cast-like boot). Usually, you can resume normal activity gradually at about 4 weeks. ...Read more

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I am having surgery. What happens in recovery room?

I am having surgery. What happens in recovery room?

Monitoring.: In the recovery room, nurses led by an anesthesiologist monitor you as you come out from anesthesia. Any pain you perceive will be controlled with IV medication, & you may continue to receive fluids through an iv. For outpatient surgeries, all ivs & catheters are removed, & they make sure you can tolerate oral intake & pain is controlled before you go home. For inpatients stays, you are admitted. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time for metatarsalgia surgery?

What's the recovery time for metatarsalgia surgery?

It depends: On how extensive the surgical procedure is, and how many bones are operated on and what time of fixation (plates, pins, screws) are used. Talk to an experienced foot surgeon for a more specific answer for your need. Bone typically needs 6 weeks to heal enough to return to most normal everyday activities. ...Read more

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How long it will take for recovery from hydrocele surgery?

How long it will take for recovery from hydrocele surgery?

Longer in adults: 1 - 2 weeks for an adult. Depends upon how large the hydrocele pre-operatively and whether pressure dressing &/or athletic supporter was used & physical activity post-operatively. Children recover recover much quicker & in a few days; less time the younger they are. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

Elective? Emergency?: Surgery for diverticulitis may be performed emergently (to treat an active episode) or electively (to prevent future episodes). In the former situation, one may be quite ill and the operation is usually "open" with a colostomy, all leading to a prolonged convalescence. When elective, this is usually laparoscopic and w/o a stoma; people are home in 2-3 days and back to work in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What does the recovery involve after de Quervain's surgery?

What does the recovery involve after de Quervain's surgery?

Depends: Every surgeon has his protochols but I usually splint for two weeks leaving the fingers free to use. Then splint removed and back to activities as tolerated. Pt very seldom. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recovery from perforated apendictis surgery?

How long does it take to recovery from perforated apendictis surgery?

10 - 30 days: Recovery would be based on surgical technique. If done laparoscopically you would usually be released to full activity in 10-14 days. If done via incision, you'd probably be restricted from full activity for 4-6 weeks. Either way, an extended hospital stay of 3-5 days would probably be necessary in the immediate post op period. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for the surgery to correct hirschsprung's disease?

How long is the recovery for the surgery to correct hirschsprung's disease?

Depends: A lot depends upon the technique. Some surgeons will do colostomy followed by a pull through at a later date. A pull through removes the diseased colon and allows the enervated intestine to function normally. If a trans anal pull through is done, normal bowel function ocurrs in several days with advancing to normal diet and discharge home. ...Read more

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What is the perfect time for recovery time required after hydrocele surgery?

About a month: Depends on the absolute approach and technique, but you should be fully recovered and functional by 4 weeks. Your surgeon can give you specific restrictions and expectations, and is your best source for this question. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time and success rate of mechanical pleurodesis surgery?

What is the recovery time and success rate of mechanical pleurodesis surgery?

95+%: Probably 2-3 mo. Till you can fly commercial or go >8000 ft. In the mountains
Every Surgeon has his opinion so ask yours ...Read more

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What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

SPERMATOCELE: A few days of soreness and swelling/bruising. This is an uncommon operation as many of them are assymptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications and recovery time for a septoplasty surgery I recently had?

What are the possible complications and recovery time for a septoplasty surgery I recently had?

2-3 weeks, perf: You may have a small amount of bleeding for 24 to 48 hours. A "drip pad" is often worn. I will occasionally use an internal splint for the first week. You can expect internal swelling for 2 to 3 wks, and you may have a runny nose for several months after your surgery. An unusual but potential complication is a septal perforation (a small hole in the septum) - this can often be fixed if it occurs. ...Read more

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Bilateral torn rotator cuffs full thickness small tears 10 CM by 11 CM what is recovery time after surgery?

Bilateral torn rotator cuffs full thickness small tears 10 CM by 11 CM what is recovery time after surgery?

Depends: 10-11cm tears.? Prob. U meant 10-11mm or~ 1 cm tears? If the tears are small and symptomatic arthroscopic rot. Cuff repair may be indicated in your age. If they are really big (3-4 inch) tears involving more than one rc tendon than your arthroscopic repair may take longer to heal and rehabilitate (4-6 months).Seek an ors surgeon skilled in shoulder surgery. Good luck! ...Read more