Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
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Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
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Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery   General Post-Operative Instructions following Eyelid, Orbital, or Lacrimal Surgery Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery

Postoperative instructions following Eyelid, Orbital, or Lacrimal Surgery

  1. If you have had anesthesia with sedation for your procedure, please follow these guidelines:

    1. Do not drive a motor vehicle for 24 hours.
    2. Do not operate machinery or power tools for 24 hours.
    3. Do not make any important decisions or sign important papers for 24 hours.
    4. You may experience dizziness or sleepiness following surgery. Do not stay alone if at all possible.

  2. Rest at home with moderate activity as tolerated. There are minimal restrictions on lifting, bending and exercise as long as the operated eye is not bumped. Do not exert yourself excessively for the first week after surgery.

  3. Cold compresses held on the operative eye will reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Use the compresses 15 minutes of every hour. This is effective during the first 3 days after surgery.

  4. You will often be given eye drops and/or ointment to use on any skin incisions and in the eye at least 4 times daily for the first week after surgery.

  5. Discomfort in the operated area may be treated with Extra-Strength Tylenol. You will also be given a prescription for pain medication to have filled at a pharmacy if needed. Avoid Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, Motrin, naproxen, etc. for 3-7 days after surgery, unless required for a medical condition.

  6. Should you have any of the following, please call Dr. Dal Canto’s office at 801-501-6250:

    1. severe pain
    2. persistent nausea and vomiting
    3. persistent excessive bleeding
    4. unusual or excessive swelling
    5. sudden loss of vision

**Please note specific instructions on the separate page**

Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery