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after surgery 

You will usually be required to follow up with Dr. Foreman a day or two after surgery, the week after surgery then again after about a month to monitor healing in the operative eye.

You will be asked to wear an eye patch and protective shield the day of surgery and possibly when you sleep during the recovery period to provide further protection.

It is normal for the eye to feel sore and to have mild discomfort for a few days after surgery. The eye may feel itchy but you should avoid rubbing it at all times. After a couple of days, most of the discomfort should disappear.

You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Vision loss

  • Pain that persists despite the use of over-the-counter pain medications

  • Increased eye redness

  • Light flashes or multiple new spots (floaters) in front of your eye

  • Increased persistent nausea

Dr. Foreman will prescribe eye drops that should be used beginning the morning after your surgery. Complete directions on how to use your drops will be given to you upon discharge from the surgical facility.

If you should have any questions regarding your postoperative care or symptoms, please contact the office at 337-541-1700.


  • Rare complication that may occur early or late postoperatively.

  • Symptoms: reduced vision, hyperemia, ocular pain or swelling may be misinterpreted as postoperative inflammatory reaction.


  • Thorough ocular examination (day 1 and 1 week postoperatively) for recognizing objective signs of complication.

  • Early recognition of this complication is very important so that immediate treatment should be initiated and devastating visual consequences could be prevented.

  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics have been routinely added to help minimizing this postoperative complication.

  • Should endophthalmitis be suspected, diagnostic and therapeutic measures have to be performed, including cultures and antibiotics.

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