1 ALABAMA VISION CENTER PRICE M. KLOESS, M.D. ANDREW J. VELAZQUEZ, M.D. 790 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, Alabama P PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS We are so pleased you chose the Alabama Vision Center for your vision correction surgery. Please adhere to these pre-operative instructions: You are scheduled for laser vision correction on. Report to the Alabama Vision Center at. There is no need to come any earlier. The entire process should take approximately one and a half hours. MEDICATIONS PURPOSE DOSAGE VIGAMOX OCUSOFT LID SCRUBS OR IVORY SOAP Valium may be taken before surgery as directed. Avoid makeup around your eyes for two days prior to surgery. No cologne or perfume on the day of surgery. PREVENTS INFECTION TO CLEANSE THE EYELIDS Make sure your soft contacts are out three days prior to surgery and preoperative exam for conventional PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY and two weeks for custom PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY. If you wear hard or gas permeable contacts, they will need to be out for at least three weeks prior to pre-operative exam and surgery. You must bring someone with you to drive to and from the center. Use 1 drop 4 times daily starting 1 day prior to surgery As directed on the box. Starting 2 days prior to surgery Read (but don t sign) the entire enclosed PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY consent form. Bring it with you the day of surgery. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card in the following amount: to the Alabama Vision Center on the day of surgery. $ will be due on the day of your pre-operative exam. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for entrusting your eyes to us.
2 ALABAMA VISION CENTER PRICE M. KLOESS, M.D. ANDREW J. VELAZQUEZ, M.D. 790 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, Alabama P PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY POSTOPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS Wear the eye protection provided while sleeping for the first 24 hours. Blink fully and completely without squeezing. WHAT SYMPTOMS ARE NORMAL IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY? Mild discomfort and a scratchy or burning sensation Slight redness Excess tearing Vision will fluctuate some for several months. After 1 week, most of these symptoms will diminish. Most patients can return to work 3-4 days after surgery. What medications should I take and when should I take them? (Close your eyes for 2 minutes after any eye drop.): MEDICATIONS PURPOSE DOSAGE EXTRA STRENGTH TYLENOL ACULAR LS (KETOROLAC) Slight swelling or puffiness of the eyelid Sensitivity to light Hazy or blurry vision; some ghosting or double images REDUCES PAIN REDUCES PAIN AND INFLAMMATION Every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain Use 1 drop 3 times a day on the day of surgery and the day after surgery VIGAMOX PREVENTS INFECTION Use 1 drop 4 times a day as directed FML Forte (Shake well!) SYSTANE PF REDUCES INFLAMMATION LUBRICATION Use 1 drop 3 times a day as directed Use 1 drop 4 times a day for 2-3 months (start after surgery) (OVER FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS)
3 PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY POSTOPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY? Do NOT rub your eye(s) for 2 months. Do NOT resume driving until instructed by your doctor to do so. Avoid swimming and hot tubs for 7 days following surgery. Normal showering and bathing is acceptable. Try to keep water from entering the eyes. Avoid irritating chemicals such as shampoo, smoke, etc. Avoid wearing eye makeup for 7 days following surgery. We recommend that any partially used eye makeup be discarded because it may harbor unseen bacteria that could cause infection. You may exercise normally. Perspiration in the operated eye(s) may cause stinging, but will not be harmful If you already use eye drops of any kind, ask your surgeon when you should start using them again postoperatively. Discard partially used bottles of medication you have been using prior to surgery because they may contain bacteria. Wear the eye shields whenever sleeping during the first 24 hours. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THERE IS A PROBLEM? If you: Have questions about these instructions. Experience pain beyond described here. Notice significant loss of vision. CALL THE ALABAMA VISION CENTER AT FOLLOW UP AT:
4 Photorefractive Keratectomy Information A. What is Refractive Surgery? Any surgical procedure that reduces or eliminates one s need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a type of refractive surgery. B. Why refractive surgery may be right for you. A desire to reduce or eliminate your dependence upon corrective eyewear for your daily activities is a proper reason for undergoing refractive surgery. Do you wish to wake up and be able to see the alarm clock, to see to get dressed in the morning, to function at home and at the office with less dependence on corrective eyewear? These are reasonable goals and are typically attainable with PRK. C. Why refractive surgery might not be right for you. 1. If you expect a perfect outcome. No surgical procedure can assure you of a perfect outcome and it is not possible to guarantee that your goals will be achieved. At Alabama Vision Center, we strive to achieve the best results in surgical vision correction through professional and technological excellence. PRK offers most patients a high probability of reducing or eliminating the need for corrective eyewear. However, PRK may not be as accurate, predictable, or precise for correcting vision as eyeglasses or contact lenses. 2. If you expect perfect vision under all conditions. Like most refractive surgical procedures, PRK changes the shape of a portion of the cornea. It is not anatomically possible to change the shape of the entire cornea. Consequently, when your pupil enlarges at night, you may look through some of the unchanged (nearsighted) cornea and your vision may become slightly nearsighted. Thus, you may need a pair of glasses to drive comfortably at night, or to see from the back of a theatre. If you will be unhappy wearing eyewear for occasional needs, then refractive surgery may not be right for you. 3. If you expect an instant result. In most cases, PRK offers patients a rapid recovery of vision with little discomfort. However, results are not instantaneous. It may take several months for the shape of the cornea to stabilize following surgery. You must be willing to be patient for your full recovery of vision. During this time, you may need to wear temporary eyeglasses (usually placed in existing frames). In some cases an enhancement procedure may be needed for a small additional charge. D. Your goal for surgery: improved distance vision in both eyes or monovision? 1. Presbyopia It is important that you understand that PRK does not prevent the age-related loss of the eye s ability to vary it s focusing power. This results from changes in the crystalline lens (inside the eye), a condition called presbyopia. After age 40, the eye gradually becomes a single-focus optical system, which can view either near objects or distant objects clearly, but not both. During your consultation, you must determine if your goal is to improve distance vision in both eyes or to leave one eye slightly nearsighted for monovision. 2. Monovision: If you are over 40 and both eyes are fully corrected for distance vision, you may need reading glasses for near work. As an alternative to reading glasses, you may elect to leave one eye nearsighted (an outcome called monovision). If you are over 40 and a contact lens wearer, you may have already experienced monovision by wearing one contact lens that has slightly less power. With PRK, you may have monovision by leaving one eye slightly nearsighted. If you try monovision and do not like it, your under-corrected eye can be enhanced for distance vision. Discuss monovision with your doctor so that an appropriate surgical plan may be made. Initials:
5 E. What is PRK? PRK is a type of refractive surgery used for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. It is a procedure preferable to the other commonly performed refractive procedures (such as LASIK) in patients with thin corneas, small corneas, conjunctival scarring, corneal abnormalities, and severe dry eye. During PRK, the superficial layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed exposing the underlying corneal tissue. The epithelium may be removed using the excimer laser, manually or with ethanol (all three methods are painless and effective). The underlying corneal tissue is then sculpted specific to your prescription with the excimer laser. A thin contact lens is then placed to protect the cornea and provide added comfort. This is usually removed by your surgeon several days later as the surface heals. If you elect to have surgery performed, you should understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives of your decision. PRK is an elective procedure. There are no emergency conditions or other reasons that require or demand that you have it performed. You can continue wearing contact lenses and/or glasses and have adequate visual acuity. This procedure, like all surgeries, presents some risks and benefits, which are not limited to the ones listed in this handout. You should also understand that there might be other risks not known to your doctor, which may become known later. Despite the best of care, complications and side effects may occur. Should this happen in your case, the result might be affected even to the extent of making your vision worse. F. Alternatives to PRK If you decide not to have PRK, there are other methods of correcting your nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. These alternatives include but are not limited to eyeglasses, contact lenses, LASIK, phakic lens implantation, and Clear Lens Extraction. G. Risks of PRK a. Vision threatening complications 1. Irregular healing could result in a distorted cornea. This would mean that glasses or contact lenses might not correct your vision to the same level you had before undergoing PRK. If this distortion in vision is severe, a partial or complete corneal transplant might be necessary to repair the cornea. 2. Other complications threatening vision could occur including, but are not limited to: infection, corneal swelling, total blindness, and even loss of the eye. b. Non-vision threatening complications 1. There may be increased sensitivity to light, glare, and fluctuations in the sharpness of vision. These conditions usually occur during the normal stabilization period of one to three months, but they may be permanent. 2. An over-correction or under-correction could occur causing you to have blurred vision which may resolve spontaneously, may require glasses or contact lenses, or may need an enhancement to correct. 3. At night there may be a star-bursting or halo effect around lights. This condition usually diminishes with time, but could be permanent. Your vision may not seem as sharp at night as during the day and you may need to wear glasses at night. Your physician will clear you to drive after PRK. 4. PRK may not prevent or eliminate the need for reading glasses. 5. There may be pain or foreign body sensation, particularly during the first 24 hours after surgery. 6. Temporary glasses (for distance or reading) may be necessary while healing occurs. 7. The postoperative effects of PRK beyond twenty years presently are unknown. Unforeseen complications or side effects could occur. 8. Visual acuity you may initially gain from PRK could regress, and your vision may go partially back to the level it was immediately prior to having the procedure, or worse. 9. The correction from PRK may not be perfect. It is not realistic to expect that this procedure will result in perfect vision, at all times, under all circumstances, for the rest of your life. You may need glasses to refine your vision for some purposes at some point in your life, and that this might occur soon after surgery or years later. -2- Initials:
6 10. You may be given medication in conjunction with the procedure. You must have someone take you to and from your surgery. You may not drive following the procedure until your doctor says you can. 11. If you currently need reading glasses, you will still likely need reading glasses after this treatment. 12. If residual refractive errors exist after surgery or if there is regression, enhancement surgery can be performed once vision is stable unless it is unwise or unsafe. Enhancement surgeries are generally performed no sooner than three months after the first surgery. An assessment will be made by your surgeon at which time the risks, benefits, and alternatives of an enhancement will be discussed. 13. As with all types of surgery, there is a possibility of complications due to anesthesia, drug reactions, or other factors, which may involve other parts of your body. Since it is impossible to state every complication that may occur from this surgery, the list of complications may not be complete. 14. It is important to understand you may need to have surgery on your eyes on separate days if advised by the physician. Postoperative visits included with PRK Visits - Postoperative care up to one year after your surgery date is included in the cost of your PRK. Medical Conditions not related to your PRK are not included in this postoperative period and may have additional charge to you or your insurance company. We are happy to file with your insurance company for these medical conditions. Plug insertions due to dry eyes is considered a medical condition and is not included in your postoperative visits. Enhancement Cost The cost of an enhancement is not included in the cost of PRK surgery. There is a minimal charge for this procedure that is due at the time of enhancement. -3- Initials:
7 The Alabama Vision Center 790 Montclair Road Birmingham, Alabama PRK Consent Form PATIENT'S STATEMENT OF ACCEPTANCE AND UNDERSTANDING I fully understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the procedure known as PRK that have been explained to me by my ophthalmologist and through my reading of the handout entitled PRK Information. I understand that I will not be able to drive the day of the procedure and must have someone drive me home. I further understand that I cannot drive during day or night until I am cleared by my ophthalmologist to do so. I have been given an opportunity to ask questions and my ophthalmologist has answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I give permission for my ophthalmologist to record on video or photographic equipment my procedure, for purposes of education, research, or training of other health care professionals. I also give permission for my ophthalmologist to use data about my procedure and subsequent treatment to further understand PRK. I understand that my name will remain confidential, unless I give subsequent written permission for it to be disclosed outside my ophthalmologist's office or the Center where my PRK procedure will be performed. I understand that the practice of medicine is not an exact science and that no guarantee has been made to me as to the results of the procedure. I understand that complications may occur known or unknown. Despite these risks of both known and unknown complications, I agree and give my consent for PRK to be performed on my eyes as indicated below by Dr. Kloess. Right Eye Printed Name of Patient Signature of Patient Date Printed Name of Witness Signature of Witness Date Price M. Kloess, MD Printed Name of Doctor Signature of Doctor Date Left Eye Printed Name of Patient Signature of Patient Date Printed Name of Witness Signature of Witness Date Price M. Kloess, MD Printed Name of Doctor Signature of Doctor Date LM
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