Treatments

eye surgery

Operative goals and the treatments done for the cataract Boston

Operative treatments include various surgical techniques directed at correcting the abnormality found on physical exam. When there is visual field impairment Lasik eye procedures are considered to be reconstructive. You should be in good general health. It may not be recommended for the patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma, herpes infections of the eye, or cataracts. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Weigh the risks and rewards. If you're happy wearing contacts or glasses, you may not want to have the surgery. Make sure you have realistic expectations from the surgery.

Postoperative dressings after the external incisions in cataract

It can be applied to external incisions. Ophthalmic antibiotic ointment can be used as well. Iced saline gauze or crushed ice packs may be used for the first 48 hours. The patient should keep their head up and avoid straining or strenuous activity for 7 days. The patient may wash their face in 24 hours and reapply ointment to their eyes. A mild non-aspirin containing analgesic can be prescribed and the patient should be instructed to call immediately if pain occurs which is not relieved with this mild analgesic or if the patient has any visual disturbance.Preoperative instructions are about the patient’s use of medication.

The treating physician should inquire about the patient’s use of medications that affect bleeding. The treating physician and patient should discuss appropriate discontinuation of these drugs prior to surgery. Upper Eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess eyelid skin, muscle or protruding orbital fat. When the brow position does not need to be raised and only the eyelid skin and fat are to be addressed, the patient may be marked prior to surgery. The upper lid markings are placed such that the final scar will fall in the supratarsal fold. The CO2 lasers are also can be used as the incision tool as well as for orbicularis tightening and for periocular skin resurfacing.


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