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Care at home after strabismus surgery
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Quiet activities today with close supervision. May watch television.
No bicycle, sports, or gym until after your next appointment.
No swimming for at least 3 weeks.
May go back to school after 3 days. Please check with your doctor.
May resume tub bath tomorrow.
Be careful not to splash bath water into eyes. If the eyes are sticky, clean with a face cloth soaked in lukewarm water.
Wipe from inside to outside (nose to ear direction).
The eyes may remain reddish for one month.
For pain, give Acetaminophen (Tylenol or Tempra) every 4 hours if needed.
Dimming the lights and/or applying cool, wet and clean compresses may provide additional comfort.
Give water, apple juice, popsicle, flat Ginger ale or Jell-O for one to two hours.
If tolerated, proceed with a soft diet such as soup, yogourt, ice cream and cereal.
Tomorrow, he/she may be given a normal diet.
Parents please note
If you are concerned, please call the Montreal Children’s Hospital at 514-412-4400 and ask for the physician on call
for the ophthalmology service
or come to the emergency room of the hospital.
Thao Le, N. & Julie Drolet, N. - Preoperative Assessment Clinic
Post-anesthesia Care Unit
7C Surgical Unit
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