Surgery Techniques

Preoperative Instructions About The Patient’s Use Of Medication

The treating physician should inquire about the patient’s use of medications that affect bleeding, bruising, or anesthesia. The treating physician and patient should discuss appropriate discontinuation of these drugs prior to 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.

Conductive Keratoplasty Which Is A Heating Refractive Surgery

This is a thermal refractive surgery procedure used to correct mild to moderate farsightedness in people over age 40 by use of a tiny probe that releases controlled amounts of radio frequency energy, instead of a laser, to apply heat to the peripheral portion of the cornea. Farsightedness may return over time.

Anesthesia Condition Techniques For The Removal Of Eyelid Skin

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 laser can be used as the incision tool as well as for orbicularis tightening and periocular skin resurfacing.