Care after eye surgeries

Care after eye surgeries

After any surgery, it is very necessary to follow a series of instructions so that the person can recover as quickly as possible. One of the most common outpatient surgeries these days is related to the eyes, which includes cataract surgery, LASIK surgeries, etc. In eye surgeries, due to the fact that the cut is very small and only a few millimeters, and due to the high rate of cell proliferation as well as the humidity of the area, the speed of recovery is very high, and doctors believe that the role of nutrition during recovery is less important than other surgeries.

Doctors usually use the same regimens in all surgeries. Doctors recommend foods that include proteins such as eggs, low-fat dairy products, and legumes, especially dark legumes, and types of meat, preferably chicken breast, as well as protein powders that can be purchased from pharmacies, along with water or fruit juice.

But because during the recovery period, the person’s activity is greatly reduced and the digestive system slows down, for this reason, to prevent constipation and dry mood, the patient should replace most of the lighter proteins such as chicken breast and chicken liver instead of red meat, because constipation occurs during this period. It may cause pressure on the eye and torn stitches and bleeding, and it threatens him with serious danger, and to prevent this complication, fiber foods should be placed next to proteins. A plate full of vegetables and broccoli, especially carrots, which are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene and improve vision after surgery, and also avoid eating high-calorie sweets and snacks, which both cause high blood sugar and constipation.

Another recommendation of doctors to the patient is to use foods and fruits rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, kiwis and peppers, because this vitamin accelerates the healing process of the wound, and even if these substances are not available, supplemental and effervescent tablets can also be used.

Vitamin D and Omega 3 should not be neglected, which will heal the pain a little, and also keep the moisture of the eyes during this period by consuming garlic and onion. The patient should try to drink a lot of water during the day to minimize the side effects of the medicine. Patients should try to prepare all their meals before the day of surgery and store them in the refrigerator so that they do not face any problems after the operation.

During the recovery period, the patient should avoid smoking, hookah, and alcoholic beverages so that the recovery process is not disturbed, and they should refrain from driving for a few days at the discretion of the surgeon.

And to prevent the occurrence of infection and the entry of environmental pollution and sunlight into the eyes, use sunglasses or special eye caps.

As we know that stress is the mother of all our diseases and physical problems, the patient should do his best to avoid nervous pressure and fear, even with the help of a weak sedative.

One of the most important points after eye surgery is the accurate and timely use of medications prescribed by the attending physician. Medicines that include antibiotic drops to prevent possible infections, as well as drops to prevent inflammation and swelling of the eyes, and must be taken by the patient’s caregiver at the exact time and regularly two or three times a day for a month, observing the health tips in During this period, you should not rub your eyes with your hands, avoid going to the pool and shower directly on your face, and avoid eye make-up. The patient should try to avoid lifting heavy objects and exercise so that he does not have any problems.

After a few days of the surgery, the patient must go to the relevant doctor for examination and reconsideration, change the dressing and specify the eye number, receive new instructions from the doctor, and we can return to normal life as soon as possible. During the entire surgical recovery period, the eye pain is very short-lived and the pain is usually mild and only slightly burns in the surgical area.

And because the eye is one of the most important blessings of God and without it, the daily life of a person is disturbed, therefore, as soon as you feel the slightest problem, you should go to a specialist to avoid many difficulties that may arise later and affect your life.

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