Monday, May 22, 2017

Dealing with post operative complications of corneal transplant

Younger boy is being forced to read up for his learner's license as he has failed the first test and I do not want to flush money down the drain for a second fail.
Once he has done his review, I will fill up the car and head home.
It is beautiful outside. The sun mop has wiped up the grimy clouds that were all about on Friday.
Tomorrow is already bleating to be done. I will take dad to the eye doctor tomorrow as more complications have happened. The eye pressure in the eye that had the corneal transplant is causing massive headaches. At least this is what I think is happening. Dr. Climenhaga is away this week so his partner will have a look at dad on Monday.
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Dr. David B. Climenhaga, MD, FRCSC has been providing ophthalmic medical care and surgical treatments in Edmonton since 1987. He performs cataract surgery as well as laser refractive surgery at our in-house, non-hospital surgical suite. He also treats corneal disease and performs corneal transplantation surgery and cataract surgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. We treat all our patients with kindness, care and respect while providing them with excellent and professional eye treatment and surgery.
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It's troubling but we never think of complications when we do surgery.
I had no idea that the eye surgery would be followed by three weeks of headaches and other problems. It's wise to ask about complications or do the research yourself before committing to surgery. Another guy who was operated on for a cataract also had complications. It's harder on you when you are a senior as well to be put under for this work.
Increased pressure in the eye (raised intraocular pressure): This can be uncomfortable, and happens in around 10% of the time. If the pressure increase is high, you may experience blurring and aching around the eye, as well as nausea and sickness. The raised pressure is usually temporary. Depending on how high the eye pressure is, your ophthalmologist may give you eye drops or tablets to bring the pressure down. This usually does not cause any lasting damage unless you already suffer from glaucoma.
Measurement of the intraocular pressure is important during the immediate postoperative period after corneal transplant surgery. Sometimes, the eye pressure may be high enough to require treatment. This is particularly important for those who have pre-existing glaucoma.
From: which is a (long) diary about his corneal transplant. Short form is drops are likely steroids, and can be increased (which slightly increases chances of cataracts.) Turned out well, long term. Mentions 3 months of recovery.
Learn more about corneal transplant complications and how they can affect your eyes
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