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Why Do You Need A Ekg Before Cataract Surgery
Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more
I have cataract surgery before 15 days. But I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?
I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?
I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday. They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?
2-3 days: If you received general anesthesia, the effects can last up to 48 hours. Some aesthetics concentrate in the fatty tissues and may take a couple of days to return to normal. ...Read more
Do you have to be awake during cataract surgery? From everything that I have read, it seems like I will be awake for my cataract surgery. I am a bit nervous about the thought of someone working on my eyes while I am awake. Is there a reason that I can't b
There are 3 key options for cataract surgery: monofocal (give you ability to see 1 distance); multifocal (see multiple distances but risk of glare/halos); accommodative lenses (allow multiple distances; less risk of glare; but may not work as well for reading vision especially over time). More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com
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Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is usually very safe. There can be complications. More common ones are posterior capsule opacification requiring a later laser procedure, wound leak, posterior capsule rupture. Less common ones are retinal detachment, infection, and prolonged inflammation. For more information please check out: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/cataract-complications. Htm ...Read more
A brief summary: Prior to the procedure you are given an I.V. And your eye is dilated. You will also be given antibiotic eye drops. Sedation is given to you just before the procedure starts and your face is cleaned and a sterile drape covers everything but your eye. By this time, you should not have any memory of the procedure. There should also be no discomfort at all. ...Read more
Ultrasound: The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability. ...Read more
Many Advantages: There are over 3 million cataract surgeries performed annually, and it enjoys amongst the highest patient satisfaction of any surgery. Removal of the cataract improves vision, restores clarity, makes colors brighter, and often eliminates the need for glasses post-operatively. Complications are very rare, but include infections or other potential causes of loss of vision or blindness.. ...Read more
Medicare pays for CS: Medicare pays for majority of cataract surgery. Extra costs if a patient desires a refractive implant or advanced implant to correct for astigmatism &/or reading vision & for laser cataract surgery, which helps many patients in long term recovery, decreased risk, complication rates. But medicare pays for about 80% or more depending on benefits. See: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
CS Complications: Post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection, retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
Preventive CS: There is no such thing as preventive cataract surgery except if cataract is being removed (ie, --cataract surgery). The lens: usually clear, behind iris & like a "pillow in a pillowcase". As we age, lens gets cloudy/white & can affect VA. If significant or causing narrow angles, surgery may be indicated. Cataract is # 1 cause of preventable blindness in world. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more
Depends: Depending on pre-surgery risks & other surgical factors (was laser cataract surgery performed, was there any complication, excess iris manipulation or energy needed), most pts can go back to school/computer/work in 2-5days: as long as using drops, no bending, lifting, heavy straining performed. Swimming with goggles likely ok at 7-10 days; no goggles @30d: check with eyeMD; Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
Yes: vitamins CS: It's ok to take vitamins before surgery. [N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) drops in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved.] Sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants best for eyes; info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
Yes: It will not harm the eyes.Get a more detailed answer ›
One week!: I recommend a week to my patients. ...Read more
Depends: Cataract surgery involves the substitution of an artificial lens for the removed and cloudy natural lens. This causes the iris to recede backwards in the eye as the new lens is smaller. This creates a smaller pupil and that is the usual expectation. On your next visit with your cataract surgeon bring this up as perhaps there is some remedy or other cause in your case. ...Read more
Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
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