Is Canaloplasty Surgery Painful?

Is Canaloplasty Surgery Painful?

Canaloplasty surgery should be a painless procedure, in a sense that your eye will be numbed at the time of surgery. This can be done either with an injection around the eye or with drops. Additionally, most surgeons do have an anesthesiologist present, who could give you something in the IV by vein to keep you nice and relax during surgery. Now, you may have a scratchy sensation or some discomfort after surgery, once the patch is taken off. This is often just from some of the sutures that are placed on the surface of the eye that should dissolve over time in most cases. Your surgeon will also give you some drops to use to help reduce inflammation and pain. If you have more than just a scratchy sensation or a slight ache in the eye that Tylenol does not take care of, then you should call your surgeon.


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Author: Dr David Richardson

David Richardson, MD. is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon) in California and an Adjunct Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology at Keck School of Medicine of University of California. Dr. Richardson completed his undergraduate studies at University of Southern California, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received many academic awards. He earned his medical degree at the prestigous Harvard Medical School with scholarships from Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He was also awarded with Harvard Medical Linnane Scholarship and Harvard National Scholarship. He also serves as Vice Chief of Staff at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. He has authored a patient-centered book on Cataract, "So, You've Got A Cataract?" Dr. Richardson is among an elite group of glaucoma surgeons in the country performing the highly specialized canaloplasty procedure. In fact, patients have traveled half way around the world to have canaloplasty by Dr. Richardson. Dr. Richardson has performed thousands of advanced cataract and Canaloplasty glaucoma procedures with excellent results! Dr. David Richardson accepts new patients at his office in San Marino, California.

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