Do They Put You to Sleep for Cataract Surgery?

During Cataract Surgery, What Kind of Anesthesia Is Used? Older people are more likely to develop cataracts. A simple procedure can replace a cloudy lens with a clear one following the removal of the cloudy lens. The majority of cataract surgeries are now performed as outpatient procedures, and the entire procedure typically lasts approximately 2-3 hours in total, from checking in to leaving the facility. There is little to no pain associated with the procedure [...]

2022-01-24T21:43:55-06:00January 24th, 2022|FAQs, Surgery|0 Comments

How does Smoking after Cataract Surgery Affect Visual Outcome? 

In the past 30 years, many advances have been made for those who have undergone cataract surgery. The procedure has been improved to allow for clearer vision and fewer side effects. In some cases, however, smokers experience an increase in the amount of time it takes to heal after surgery. Why Is Smoking Bad after Cataract Surgery? Smoking after cataract surgery can create complications with healing, increase the risk of infection and cause additional side [...]

2022-01-01T22:58:16-06:00January 1st, 2022|Lifestyle, Surgery|0 Comments

Does Diabetes Affect Cataract Surgery?

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetes can affect surgical outcomes for cataract surgery. Diabetes can result in complications like retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and infections. The National Eye Institute found that these complications are more common in patients who have diabetes. Sometimes, diabetes has even led to blindness. Many people with diabetes have other health conditions that make it difficult to undergo surgery without risking their lives. In addition to diabetes, these conditions include [...]

2021-07-01T15:12:47-05:00July 1st, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|0 Comments

How to Sleep After Macular Hole Surgery

This is an account of a patient who went through macular hole surgery. Here, you will find answers to some of the common questions such as the following: What to expect after macular hole surgery? How to sleep after macular hole surgery? What happens after macular hole surgery? How to survive macular hole surgery? So here is how he went through the experience of discovering macular hole in his eye, consulting a doctor, having the [...]

2019-12-15T08:59:27-06:00December 15th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|5 Comments

What kind of anesthesia is used for cataract surgery?

There are two main purposes of anesthesia for cataract surgery. The first is that the patient should not feel pain. This is the primary reason and is very important from the patients’ perspective. Ophthalmic surgeons call it ‘sensory anesthesia’. The other important aspect of anesthesia in cataract surgery is that the eye should not move during surgery. The eye is supposed to be static so that the surgeon can visualize the tissues better and does [...]

2019-12-15T10:51:49-06:00April 14th, 2017|FAQs, Surgery|0 Comments

Rhabdomyosarcoma – Cancer of Orbit

What is Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)? Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common cancer originating from the soft tissue of the orbit in children. Orbit is the bony cavity in which the eye resides. It is common in pediatric age group and they are rare in adults. Causes of RMS Rhabdomyosarcoma is caused by some genetic predispositions. Changes in DNA can cause activation of genes promoting cell growth and suppression of genes which inhibit cell growth. This imbalance [...]

2017-04-10T18:40:25-05:00April 10th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery, Treatment|2 Comments

Floaters After Cataract Surgery are Mostly Normal

Floaters after cataract surgery are not uncommon and in most of the cases, they don’t pose any threat to your eye or vision. In a small fraction of patients, they may be a sign of a complication of the cataract surgery itself or a pre-existing eye condition which becomes recognizable after surgery. Floaters are usually small moving specks in the vitreous which is a gel-like structure inside the eye. What you actually see is the [...]

2021-04-24T13:33:00-05:00April 2nd, 2017|Surgery, Diseases & Conditions|24 Comments
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