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What should I do before and after an eye surgery?

What should I do before and after an eye surgery?

Eye Surgery: The actual pre and postop regimen depends on the type of eye surgery you are having. Ask your eye doctor for specific instructions. Make sure you have all your prescribed eye drops before your surgery, pain medication if necessary, and find out what you can or cannot do after surgery. Ask if your head needs to be in a certain position after surgery. ...Read more

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Might i smoke weed by vaporizing, after an eye surgery?

Might i smoke weed by vaporizing, after an eye surgery?

Marjuana: Medical research shows a clear link between marijuana use and mental illness, especially schizophrenia. I would not recommend taking weed in any form. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Too old to see?: Age does not determine the necessity for eye surgery but does impact the outcome. Always balance potential benefit of proposed surgery and risks with age being only one of those factors. Frank discussion with doctor and family should help find common ground. ...Read more

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How long does eye surgery take?

How long does eye surgery take?

Varies: Depends on the type of surgery. It can take a few minutes vs. Up to hours for complicated cases. Also varies if you included preop time vs. Actual in the operating room time. Most eye surgery is outpatient based. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have eye surgery?

Eye surgery: There is typically minimal if any pain with eye surgery. Most surgeries can be performed with topical anesthetic drops but others can require local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is limbal relaxing eye surgery?

What is limbal relaxing eye surgery?

Astigmatism.: Limbal relaxing incisions can be performed to eliminate or improve astigmatism. Astigmatism is where the eye is shaped somewhat like a football than a perfectly round basket ball. ...Read more

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Can i wear eye contacts after eye surgery?

Can i wear eye contacts after eye surgery?

Depends: You did not describe the type of surgery that you underwent. The ability to wear a lense safely and comfortably depends upon the type. You should discuss this with the surgeon who operated on your eye as to when you can start. ...Read more

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What can be done for pain from eye surgery?

What can be done for pain from eye surgery?

Depends: Usually it's corneal discomfort, i.e. Abrasion, dry eye, loose suture, etc. Could try oral pain meds, topical nsaids, tears/ointments, bandage lens, etc. ...Read more

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