The First Post-Operative Day
What Happens the Morning After Surgery
On the first visit following the operation, several things will
Patch Removed - The eye patch placed on
the operative eye will be removed. In general, the eye
affords some level of comfort as long as the eyelid underneath
is closed. You will go home without a patch.
Eye Evaluated - A post-operative exam
will be performed looking for any signs of infection, unusual
eye pressure and retinal detachment.
- Instructions for your drops will be reviewed. Most
likely only acetominophen (e.g. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g.
Advil) is necessary for any discomfort.
Special Instructions - Restrictions
and/or directions for head positioning (if
needed) will be reviewed.
Follow-up Appointment - Usually scheduled
within the next 1-2 weeks.
Randall V. Wong, M.D.
Ophthalmologist/Retinal Specialist, Fairfax,
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