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What is Cryosurgery?
Cryosurgery is a general stream of surgery that involves frigid temperatures to destroy the injured or damaged tissues at the site of surgery. Generally, the procedure uses liquid nitrogen or argon gas for the treatment.
In optometry, cryotherapy uses a transmission probe to freeze small spots around the retina to form pinpoint scars to reduce the impacts of damage and strengthen the retina. The ophthalmologists generally use minus 70 degrees centigrade for the surgery. The intense cold temperatures help seal retinal tears and reverse unwarranted damage inflicted to the retina.
How is the procedure done?
Cryotherapy is a same-day procedure that is often done as an outpatient treatment. For the surgery, the surgeon first applies a topical anesthetic around the site of surgery followed by subconjunctival injection of lidocaine for local numbing of the area.
The surgery is then done under observation under an ophthalmoscope, and a probe is used to push liquid nitrogen around the retinal tear to fix them. Following the surgery, the treated eye is patched up for a few hours to prevent infections.
After the surgery, the patient is generally shifted to the recovery room to check on their progress and wait until the local anesthesia wears off. You might experience redness, swelling, and numbness around the treated eye, which prevails for 10-14 days.
Your vision will likely be blurred for a few days post-surgery; however, things start becoming clearer and better with the progressing recovery. The surgeon will prescribe the required pain relievers and other antibiotics to aid the recovery and healing process.
Cold compresses also relieve some of the pain and swelling in a short period. If you are getting cryosurgery for retinal detachment, make sure you consult your ophthalmologist about the degree of vision you might get back and how many sittings the treatment would require.
What are the Dos and Don’ts after Cryosurgery?
Since patients experience swelling and pain after the surgery, the surgeon will generally advise taking a day or two off work for complete rest. If the surgery involves rectifying retinal tears, the patient will have to rest for 10-14 days.
Some of the most common dos and don’ts after cryosurgery include:
- Remove the eye pad a day after the surgery to prevent risks of infections
- Avoid bending over, tilting the head below the waist
- Avoid heavy-lifting of items, especially ones weighing above 5 kgs
- Avoid vigorously rubbing your treated eye
- Avoid strenuous physical activities that involve bending or lifting heavy objects
- Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking for a few weeks
- Avoid sexual intercourse
- Avoid stepping out of the house much for a week or two, except for the follow-ups
What are the Side effects and Complications of Cryosurgery?
Like any other surgical procedure, even cryosurgery comes with its fair share of risks and side effects. Although most side effects are temporary and tameable with the proper medications, knowing about them beforehand always helps with better precautions.
Some of the common risks include:
- Blurred vision
- Redness and swelling around the eye
- Mild pain
- Consistent watering of the eyes
- Double vision
- Dilated pupil
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I had the great experience with ThinkEye Hospitals. My father had laser cataract surgery without complication. Dr. Mamatha took good efforts to explain the procedure and everything is transparent. Friendly staff and...
Dr Arpitha saved my eyes. Had I not gone to them sooner I could have lost my eyes. Dr Arpitha responded fast and saved my eyes. One of the best eye doctors...
I went for a second opinion to thinkeye... My initial though was to get a second opinion and go back to the first doctor for surgery. But Dr mamatha captured my trust....
Mr. Kartik Kumar
Best hospital for cataract surgery in Hyderabad. My mother in law's cataract surgery was sucessful. It was recommended by a friend of mine and now I would happily recommend it to anyone...