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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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What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

Follow instructions: First, go to an experienced, reputable surgeon to be examined, educated and cleared for surgery, and then follow the instructions given to you. Preop, you'll be started on prescription drops one day before surgery, and instructed to perform eyelid scrubs to reduce the chance of infection. Postop, you will need to continue drops, rest, avoid getting water in the eyes, and do not rub your eyes. ...Read more

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

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 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 to do if I am getting my first surgery tomorrow. Im getting a tooth pulled. What should I expect before and after surgery?

What to do if I am getting my first surgery tomorrow. Im getting a tooth pulled. What should I expect before and after surgery?

Pressure: Under complete local anesthesia , you will feel pressure, may hear noise but will not feel any pain. All dentists are concerned for the comfort of their patients so just communicated with your's usually by raising your hand during the extractions if you are not comfortable. ...Read more

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Having surgery for acetabular fracture tomorrow what should I expect before after and during the surgery and what should my rehab and recovery be like?

Having surgery for acetabular fracture tomorrow what should I expect before after and during the surgery and what should my rehab and recovery be like?

Acetabular fracture: Each fracture has its own personality. Acetabular fractures may be small, large, anterior, posterior, superior, intraarticular, displaced, weight-bearing or not. It may take 12 weeks or longer to heal. Type of orif and soft tissue involvement, as well as host health are also important issues. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lasik eye surgery and will I be happy with it?

What to do if I have lasik eye surgery and will I be happy with it?

Generally happy: LASIK surgeons are sensitive to what patients are good candidates and which not. If you are accepted, then you probably have a favorable profile and should be happy. The goal usually is clear distant vision and that is almost always the case. A few may have some eye dryness or need a touch up to get the last power, but these are in general very happy patients. ...Read more

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What should I avoid eating before and after an open heart surgery?

What should I avoid eating before and after an open heart surgery?

Nothing after midnit: There are really no dietary restrictions before heart surgery really. After you will have to follow a low salt low fat diet with limited fluid intake. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye strain after cataract surgery?

What to do if I have eye strain after cataract surgery?

Glasses: Depending on your residual refraction, you may benefit from glasses - either single vision or progressives for certain activities. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before i can see again with lasik eye surgery?

How long do I have to wait before i can see again with lasik eye surgery?

Very soon: Although most are seeing again immediately after the treatment, it will be fuzzy/hazy requiring a driver and lots of rest. In an uncomplicated case, nearly all patients are seeing well enough by the next day to return to tasks such as driving. ...Read more

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What can I expect before and after an abortion?

What can I expect before and after an abortion?

Talk to the provider: There are a lot of little variations that can make a big difference in what you experience. Any reputable provider should have this information readily available to you. Find someone else if they won't provide it. ...Read more

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I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week? Anything I should do the few days just before surgery?

I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week? Anything I should do the few days just before surgery?

Check with dr: Your doctor will give you instructions on what medication you can take and when you need to stop drinking/eating before the procedure. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had an appendectomy and was just curious what the surgical team does to the appendix after they remove it?

What do you suggest if i had an appendectomy and was just curious what the surgical team does to the appendix after they remove it?

It is sent to ...: Pathology. The specimen is preserved in formalin and then processed so that the pathologist can look at thin slices of it under the microscope for diagnostic purposes. Most of the time, when the appendix it removed, it is for infection (appendicitis), and the pathologist describes the inflammation. Rarely, other diagnoses are seen, such as cancer. Sometimes, the appendix is normal. ...Read more

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How much swelling will I have after Asian eyelid surgery? Will i be able to see? Or should I plan to have someone stay with me for a few days after Asian eyelid surgery? .

How much swelling will I have after Asian eyelid surgery? Will i be able to see? Or should I plan to have someone stay with me for a few days after Asian eyelid surgery?

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Generally : Generally speaking the worst swelling occurs during the first 24-48 hours. Plateaus at 72 hours and greatly improves by 96 hours. However, great variation does exist in the amount of swelling and bruising. While it is best to have someone available for the first night of recovery, it is generally not necessary beyond that. ...Read more

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What should I expect during surgery to remove my eye?

What should I expect during surgery to remove my eye?

Eye removal surgery: Removal of an eye is for extreme trauma, advanced disease with pain and loss of all vision, or suspicion of tumor. Surgery is done while asleep, and post-op the patched eye heals within a month with little discomfort. When healed you will be fitted with an artificial eye to match the normal. ...Read more

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Why do I need a contact lens exam when I already had an eye exam a few months before?

Why do I need a contact lens exam when I already had an eye exam a few months before?

Fitting: Measuring the corneal curvature is essential for contact lens fitting. Also you will need a new prescription adjusted for vertex distance. Also, if you have never worn lenses, training is essential. ...Read more

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Why does the eye surgeon want me to return so that he can check my eye pressure after having a catarac surgery two days ago?

Why does the eye surgeon want me to return so that he can check my eye pressure after having a catarac surgery two days ago?

Hi IOP after CE: If corrected intraocular pressure > than 21mmHg, eyeMD may want to check IOP a couple of days later to be sure is coming down. This is not uncommon. More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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What do I do if I poked myself in the eye and it still hurts after an hour?

What do I do if I poked myself in the eye and it still hurts after an hour?

Evaluation: What did the poking? Something that could penetrate the eye? Is the vision disturbed? Are you seeing light flashes or floaters? Is there bleeding? So many questions. You probably should see an ophthalmologist and see if there is a serious problem. ...Read more