Pre-Operative Counseling and Intraoperative Considerations and Instruments
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.
KeywordsPre-operative care Surgical instruments Surgical setup Patient education Patient expectations