Louisiana Retina Center | Macular Degeneration Center of Acadiana
LA Retina Center
Go Back

After Surgery

You will usually be required to follow up with Dr. Blem 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. Blem 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 337-264-1011.

Contact Us