Ophthalmic advices:Patient positioning

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In some circumstances the ophthalmologist may ask the patient to keep resting and placed in a certain position. The family and the environment can help patients engaged in facilitating recovery and follow the prescribed information. The positioning is usually indicated by a period of time after eye surgery and in some diseases of retina and trauma. Eye surgery is very noble, is well tolerated and slightly annoyed, with very good results; but it is still an operation and stringent care is required to avoid risks.

After eye surgery the patient to rest, do not make sudden movements of the head and do not bend as far as possible is recommended. A bedtime is recommended that you do not lean on the operated side. The reason is to avoid potential risks of eye movement and friction that may occur when the eye is in the immediate recovery process and could jeopardize the progress and outcome.

For patients operated of the retina positioning may be more scrupulous and oriented to certain positions. In retinal methods, gas or silicone may be used to fill the interior of the eye, performing retinal pressure upward because they are lighter than water. Thus if the patient is standing the pressure is performed at the top of the retina, whether the patient is prone pressure is performed in the central part and the patient's head down pressure is performed in the bottom. This function is used to help solve the suffering of retina as the gas or silicone make a force that helps to attach the retina in certain areas. After retinal surgery, the ophthalmologist will tell every patient the specific position to be taken on an individual basis according to the type of injury.

  • In the up position, the head has to be high, the patient has to be straight or semi-sitting all the time. The patient can stand and sit on a couch for example. A bedtime will have to place two or three cushions for the head is higher than the rest of the body at all times.
  • In positioning upside down, the patient has to be facing the floor with his head level with the rest of the body as long as possible. The patient can be placed sitting resting her head with a table at the same height. For convenience you can make a circle with cushions or towels to put the front in the middle. Looking down all the time you can do things like read a magazine or watch TV if the device is positioned oriented. A bedtime has to be put upside down without pads for the patient head is level.
  • In positioning head down, the patient has to be with the head at a lower level than the rest of the body. You can place a chest pad to the body in this way is higher than the head. A bedtime can keep the same position.

For example in retinal detachment usually treat injuries are higher so interested that the head is up all the time. If the injury was less interested in the patient was upside down or with his head down. In retinal detachment laser is placed to seal the retina and the effect of gas or in some circumstances the ophthalmologist may ask the patient to keep resting and placed in a certain position. The family and the environment can help patients engaged in facilitating recovery and follow the prescribed information. The positioning is usually indicated by a period of time after eye surgery and in some diseases of retina and trauma. Eye surgery is very noble, is well tolerated and slightly annoyed, with very good results; but it is still an operation and stringent care is required to avoid risks.