Pre-Operative Counseling and Intraoperative Considerations and Instruments

  • Seanna Grob
  • Angela Turalba
  • Alice C. Lorch


The pre-operative discussion with the patient and planning prior to the surgical repair is important for patient satisfaction and for a successful open globe repair. A detailed discussion should involve the patient and relevant family members. Only after the patient has a clear understanding of the plan and the associated risks, benefits, and alternatives can open globe repair proceed. Then, it is helpful to have a carefully thought out plan for the globe exploration and repair and ensure that all necessary equipment and instruments are functional and available prior to starting the surgery.


Pre-operative care Surgical instruments Surgical setup Patient education Patient expectations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seanna Grob
    • 1
  • Angela Turalba
    • 1
  • Alice C. Lorch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA

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