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Canaloplasty

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A canaloplasty is surgery to relieve increased pressure in your eye caused by glaucoma.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Seek care immediately if:

  • You have severe eye pain.
  • Your vision suddenly gets worse.
  • You cannot see at all.

Contact your healthcare provider or ophthalmologist if:

  • You see a collection of blood at the front of your eye.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Medicines:

  • Medicines in the form of eye drops may be given to decrease swelling and prevent a bacterial infection.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him or her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Follow up with your healthcare provider or ophthalmologist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Activity:

Ask your healthcare provider when you can return to your normal activities. He may suggest the following:

  • Do not lift anything heavier than 5 pounds.
  • Do not bend over at the waist for 1 to 2 days after surgery. Instead, bend your knees and squat down. Use a chair or the counter to help you stand up again.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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