2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part I: Orbit
Chapter 7: Orbital Surgery
Postoperative Care for Orbital Surgery
Measures used to reduce postoperative edema include elevation of the head, iced compresses on the eyelids, administration of systemic corticosteroids, and optional placement of a drain. Ice packs minimize swelling and allow for observation of the operative site and monitoring of visual acuity. The patient is instructed to promptly contact the surgeon with any change of vision. Prophylactic systemic antibiotics may also be given.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.