What you must do once you’re home?
· A pain relievers may be prescribed to you. If not, you can take 1 or 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) tablets of 325 mg every 4 hours, as needed. Please follow the recommendations on the bottle.
· Try not to make any demanding efforts. No bending, heavy lifting or strenuous exercises. Avoid touching anything dirty (such as dirt) for 10 days following the surgery.
· Try to avoid showers for the first week post-op a bath is better
· An ointment will be prescribed by the specialist for the wounds 4 times a day for 10 days. You may have to put the ointment directly in your eyes also to prevent any dryness in your eyes after the surgery. The ointment will make your vision blurry after for a few hours after the application.
To reduce swelling you must…
· For the fisrt 48 hours, apply cold compresses. Use a clean face cloth in a clean bowl with ice and water. You can also use a bag of frozen green peas. Wiring the cloth of any excess water, and place over the incision site for 10 minutes every hour for 48 hours (except during the night).
· After 48 hours, you may use hot compresses, as needed. Apply the compresses on the incision site 4-6 times aday until the swelling has gone down, which can take approximately 1-2 weeks.
· Sleep with your head elevated using 2-3 pillows for the first 2 days following the surgery.
Contact the Clinique O staff if…
You experience any signs of complication to your eyes or eyelids:
· Any redness that worsens.
· A progressive or any type of pain that is not solve with the medications.
· An induration (a focus or region of abnormally hardened tissue) that aggravate or don’t go away.
· An excessive bleeding.
· Any green, yellow or yellowish green liquid discharge coming out off your eye.
· An oral temperature higher then 38.5˚C (100˚F).
· A sudden decrease in vision.
· Any other change that cause undue concern.
For any questions regarding your surgery and your convalescence, do not hesitate to contact us at (514) 499-0101.
Dr. Patrick Boulos
Oculoplastic, aesthetic, orbital and oculofacial specialist