Randall V. Wong, M.D.

About Your Retinal Surgery

The First Post-Operative Day
What Happens the Morning After Surgery

On the first visit following the operation, several things will occur;

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.

Drops/Meds - 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, Virginia

Source: http://virginiaophthalmology.com

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Vitreo Retinal Surgery
"Retina surgery is very different from all other eye surgery.  Surgery for retinal disease requires different equipment, machines...and personnel."

-- Randall V. Wong, M.D.