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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week? Anything I should do the few days just before surgery?
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
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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