After your Transplant
What to Do After Surgery
A protective cover is placed over the eye following surgery and should remain in place for at least 24 hours and used when sleeping. There will likely be minor discomfort following the surgery, and for a few days afterward. Symptoms may include irritation, a feeling of itchiness, or mild pain. The patient will receive antibiotic and steroid drops to reduce the risks of infection and swelling, and promote healing. The ophthalmologist may also suggest a mild pain reliever. The ophthalmologist will schedule follow up visits with the recipient to monitor the healing of the transplant. It is important that the recipient uses all medication as prescribed and follows the ophthalmologist’s post-operative directions. Most physicians will schedule office visits once a week for the first two to three weeks.
Most physicians will schedule office visits once a week for the first two to three weeks.
Then routine visits will be scheduled once every month for two to three months. After the first three months, the ophthalmologist will want to see the transplant patient every three months for a year and then every six months. Transplant patients should limit any strenuous activity following surgery.