Burping the eye after cataract surgery
By Dolores Garrison
After my right eye cataract surgery,I was wheeled into the waiting room to wait for the Dr . To check me. I started to get increasing right side head ,neck and ear pain.I was crying so I asked my husband to go to the desk and ask them to send someone to help me.
An assistant came and wheeled me into a patient room and told me that the Dr. would be in to see me in a few minutes.The Dr. Came in and checked my eye pressure,it was 36. The Dr. Said he thought that it might have been higher than that.
(I have Glaucoma) The Dr. Took an instrument and said that he was going to burp my eye.The pressure in my head immediately stopped and I felt the pain gone.Three months ago I had my left cataract done and my eye pressure went up to 37 but I did not have the head pain as I did when I had the right cataract done.I was given 3 capsules 500 mg. each of Diamox to take to help lower the eye pressure,I took one right after the surgery,one that night and one in the morning. Eye drops were,Bromday 1x day,Zymaxid 4x day,Prednisolone. 4xday, Combigan 2x day and Lumigan 1 drop in both eyes at bedtime.Take Tylenol for headache.
Why did I get pain the first time but not the second time? The left eye also was burped.