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Pre and Post Op Recommendations

Pre op recommendations
Before a planned surgery a patient needs to carry out the following examinations and be able to show their results:

  • HBS Ag and at least 2 doses of viral hepatitis vaccination
  • the following examinations to be carried out 2 weeks prior to admission:
    • blood count + platelet count,
    • blood clotting,
    • level of sugar in blood,
    • electrolytes,
    • ECG.

A patient consults the above test results with his internal medicine doctor, who, on the basis of the results and internal medicine examination as well as in consideration of medicines currently taken by the patient, decides that the patient may be operated under local anaesthesia in ambulatory conditions.
Patients undergoing treatment in specialist clinics (endocrine, cardiac, diabetes and ling diseases) should have valid (for 2-3 weeks) medical certificate qualifying them for surgery under local anaesthesia in ambulatory conditions.
Patients who have been to hospital in the past should have patient record cards covering their hospital treatment.
Patients taking medicines lowering blood clotting (e.g. Aspirin, Acard or Acenocumarol) must stop taking them about week prior to the planned surgery and after consultation with the doctor who had prescribed the above mentioned medicines.
Following an appointment made on the telephone and a week before the planned surgery, a patient comes in to have pre-operative examination and show the test results, certificates and other above mentioned documents.

On the planned surgery day day a patient should have breakfast and take his/her morning dose of medicines. A patient is admitted with his/her own pyjamas and slippers.
After the surgery a patient goes home escorted by an adult.

Post op recommendations
The post op wound heals for about 2 months. During the healing period a patient should:

  • come in to have check-up examinations as recommended by the ophthalmologist
  • comply with recommendations relating to application of eye drops
  • lead a well-balanced lifestyle and avoid physical strain, especially during the first month after the surgery
  • avoid stooping and tensing stomach muscles and do knee bends to lift objects from the floor
  • not lift heavy objects
  • not practice any sports, ride a motorbike or a bike up to half a year after the surgery
  • take soft drugs facilitating defecation if needed
  • avoid clenching eye lids, especially while coughing, sneezing or yawning
  • not commence his/her sexual intercourses earlier than 3 weeks after the surgery
  • not compress or rub the operated eye
  • remove any possible eye discharge using a wet and clean cotton bud and avoiding compressing eye lids
  • in the second week following the surgery a patient may wash his/her hair leaning his/her head to the back and preventing from getting water and shampoo into the eye
  • not take hot baths or use sauna

A patient may feel a foreign-body sensation under his/her eye lid in the case a post-operative wound had to be stitched.

If a patient's vision deteriorates or he/she feels pain or the operated eye is irritated, he/she must immediately consult the ophthalmologist.

A patient may watch TV and read, however, not for long periods of time shortly after the surgery. A patient may use his glasses. However, if the lens on the operated eye considerably prevents vision acuity, it can be removed and temporarily replaced by non-corrective lens (planum). Final vision correction with glasses will be suitably selected after the post-operative wound has entirely healed.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 January 2011 02:05