Appropriate pain control helps patients recover faster with fewer risks of complications. The Greenwich Hospital healthcare team works closely with patients to prevent and relieve pain and discomfort.
Pain control options for eye patients may include:
Surgical patients can expect to be continually assessed to ensure they are comfortable. Patients are asked to participate in their pain management by telling staff when they are uncomfortable and reporting and rating their pain on a scale of 0 to 10. Together, patients and staff set goals for acceptable pain levels. When necessary, adjustments or changes to the pain management regimen are made.
- Over-the-counter medications such as analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Ice packs
- Eye drops
Severe pain, nausea, or vomiting should be reported to the surgeon immediately.