It is our top priority to assist you in the best option for your personal health and lifestyle. There may come a time when surgery is next step towards your eye health. Procedures can vary from person to person and Dr. Drouilhet assesses each individual differently. Some procedures are done in our office and others at Queen’s Medical Center. Not all procedures are recommended for everyone. Decisions are based on an individual basis. Whether your procedure is done in the office or at the hospital, it is performed on an outpatient basis. There are no overnight stays in the hospital that is required unless otherwise specified.
Procedures that are performed in the office include Focal/grid, Pan Retinal Photocoagulation, retinal tears, and retinopexy laser. These lasers are performed to help shrink abnormal blood vessels in your eye or to secure nerve tissue lining to the back wall of the eye. Your eyes are dilated prior to the laser. Patients can expect minimal discomfort.
The video below depicts a brief explanation of how the lasers are performed and what you can expect.
See our instructions on how to maintain care for your eyes after laser.
Procedures that are performed in the hospital include photodynamic therapy laser (PDT), retinal detachments, retinal hemorrhages, vitrectomies, and endophthalmitis. All surgeries performed at Queens Hospital are done on an outpatient basis. If hospital surgery is expected, please note that this may hinder any flight travel. Further details can be discussed with Dr. Drouilhet on your appointment day prior to surgery.
The videos below gives you a brief outline of what can be expected when vitrectomy surgery is performed.
After having certain procedures, we may require you avoid heavy lifting and/or altering you head in different positions. Different procedures require different instructions. If you need to have a procedure done that requires you to be in a “face-down” position, you may be interested in renting equipment to make your healing process more comfortable. This is a mainland based company who has since extended themselves locally. Please click on website below and you will be redirected to their site.