Duration Of Healing Of The Pterygium And Time Lag With Cataract Surgery?
I’m going to have cataract surgery, but the doctor said it turned out that there was pyrigium in his right eye, so I wanted to have a ptrigium operation first, after 1 week of ptrigium surgery to continue with cataract surgery, what do you think? Can it be like that?
Pterygium is a growth of fibrovascular tissue (layer of fibers and blood vessels) shaped like a membrane that can cover the surface of the eyeball. The pterygium can grow steadily and if it covers the eyeball to the pupil of the eye it can interfere with the sufferer's vision.
Pterygium appears due to several factors such as exposure to sunlight, dust, smoke, wind, degenerative processes or aging, and often occurs in people who often have outdoor activities. If inflammation occurs, usually an ophthalmologist will give eye drops to reduce inflammation, but surgery is necessary to remove the pterygium. Pterygium removal surgery is recommended to be done first compared to cataract surgery because its location which forms a membrane on the surface of the eyeball if it is not removed it interferes with / hinders the cataract surgery process to be performed, so it is recommended to do pterygium surgery first so as not to interfere or obstruct the specialist eye will perform cataract surgery.
The pterygium operation is only done with the removal, and the operation is superficial or on the surface of the eyeball, so it is okay with a one week interval for cataract surgery again. It can be like that.
Regarding the preparation for previous cataract surgery, the blood lab is usually checked to assess whether there are risk factors that aggravate the risk of surgery such as checking blood sugar levels. Therefore, before cataract surgery, it is usually necessary to control first to an eye specialist whether based on the patient's condition the schedule can still be done 1 week later or there are other health problems that can delay surgery.
Some things to note:
get enough rest avoid excess stress before the operation eat nutritious food avoid eating foods that are too sweet or contain lots of carbohydrates just drink water at least 2 L a day after surgery do routine controls as recommended by the doctor avoid direct sun exposure, wind and dust can use postoperative glasses to protect your eyes from exposure do not rub your eyes read about the pterygium
hopefully useful, thank you