During and after the eye surgery
It has been thousands of patients that have been through our surgery rooms. As almost all the surgeries there are risks along the process. However, the post surgery care is one of the most important, here you can have the real difference on having highly recommendable results or not.
There are more than 35 surgeries that we perform in our Clinic. Some of them are more invasive than others. The hygiene, sterilization and care handling the surgery instruments and tools are very important during the surgery. Having care in all the process will result on having low percentage of irritations and infections during and after the surgery. This kind of care should be leaded by the nursery team and the staff inside the surgery room. The success on a surgery is not only on the doctor’s hands, it is also responsibility of the nurses, auxiliary nurses and all the staff behind the surgery room.
After surgery care
After the surgery, the patient has a big role on the recovery process. Having the correct care with the hygiene of the hands on putting the drops is one of the first recommendations the doctor gives. Washing the hands before putting any drops is highly recommended. Waiting a couple of minutes between different drops also makes better the process of absorption on the eye. Taking the medicines according the doctor’s prescription on time is also good. Using glasses not only after the surgery but always, especially on sunny days is one of the most important habits we should get, as Ecuador has such a high percentage of UV rays. Finally, going to the follow up checks on time also makes a difference on a good recovery.
Every patient should avoid rubbing the eyes, especially after the surgery. From children to adults rubbing the eyes could start new pathologies, in case of itching or feeling discomfort in the eyes it is recommendable to use lubricant drops or cold compresses and rest the eyes. Being on dark rooms and avoiding the use of mobiles and computers can also help to the recovery.
In case of any complications do not hesitate on going to your ophthalmologist.