Ophthalmic advices:Special attention in retinal postoperative
For patients operated retina is necessary to take into account special considerations on positioning and the presence of gas within the eye, apart from their own surgery. 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 retinal 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.
- The positioning of patients undergoing retina can be scrupulous and oriented to certain positions. In retinal procedures may be used to fill the gas into the eye or silicone 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 cases where gases are used in the eye, it is important that the patient does not make changes in height as the gases remain inside the eye, so it is not recommended for patients who travel for long distances until the ophthalmologist otherwise. The gases within the eye are the retina pushing and retaining the tone of the eye. Gases have special properties that are affected by the height, unlike the silicone and which can cause problems within the eye. If the height increases, the gas expands and increases the pressure in the eye; while if the depth decreases, the gas pressure is contracted and the eye drops and can be affected the gas residence within the eye, and also the effect they have to perform in the retina. It is important to remind patients operated retina that do not change in height and can not fly because of the risks involved in the first days after the operation.