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Eye Drops After Cataract Operation

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by johndegr24, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. johndegr24

    johndegr24 · Member

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    Hi,
    Can someone help me?
    2 Years ago my sugar level was 169 ml and had a weight of 125 kg.
    The doctor advised me to take pills for that.
    But I preferred to get it down by loosing weight by walking, sporting.
    I succeed with this an lowered my weight to about 100 kg.
    Hardly drink alcoholic. Mostly not.
    After that before breakfast, I had under 120. That went well without taking pills.
    However I have had last week fever and have been operated for cataract on my eyes ( first one eye, other about 2 weeks)
    Since this week my sugar level in the morning was 160, I do some light training so not eat much and never take sweeties.
    After exercises my level lowered to about 139.
    I do not understand what and why this is happening.
    COULD IT BE THAT I HAVE FOR MY EYE A LOT OF EYEDRIPS TO PRESERVE FOR INFECTIONS ON MY EYE AFTER MY OOERATION?????
    Thanks as someone could me advice if this could be possible?

    Greetings, John
     
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    johndegr24 · Member

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    Header must be eyedrips after cataract operation
     
  3. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Give it a week to settle down. I find we get so much as a sniffle, our numbers can go up.

    As your body heals, after your operation, your numbers should return to normal. Try not to stress about it.
     
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    There are many things that affect our BG levels.
    Food, exercise, alcohol, time of day, month, year, weather, illness, drugs and stress.
    With a fever and your cataract operation, you body is experiencing a fair amount of stress at the moment which is very likely to raise your BG.
    As @xfieldok says, try not to stress and your BG should return to normal over time.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Would you like me to correct your title to “Eye Drops After Cataract Operation”?
     
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    johndegr24 · Member

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    Hi Rachox, please do
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Will do :)
     
  8. johndegr24

    johndegr24 · Member

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    Thanks all of you, you all are right, my eye is still healing, but did not saw that this also can affect by blood sugar level.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    In answer to your question, as others have said, stress and illness can cause a rise in blood sugars. I had an operation on one foot and a steroid shot in the other foot just before Xmas. I saw elevated levels for about a week to ten days. I see you’re new to the forum, so I’ll tag in @daisy1 for her useful welcome info post.
     
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  10. Lazybones

    Lazybones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Over the years I have had a range of various Eye problems and had both my Cateracts replaced several years ago. It's very important that following on from the Cataract operation you use the Eye Drops that have been issued to you, as prescribed, and at the regular times that you are supose to use them.
    I remember having to keep one of the types of Eyedrops that I was given in the fridge. Leave several minutes between applying the Eye Drop if it's followed by a second drop or a different type of drop (I had 2 types of Eyedrops to use after my Cateract operations), so that the first drop has time to disperse.When applying the drop, blink several times so that the drop is dispersed over the eye and if you can squeeze the upper bridge of the nose as you release and disperse the drop, this will help prevent the drop from draining away from the eye through the tear duct.
    Also, after the operation be very careful in washing or bathing to avoid soap entering into the eye, and avoid any strenuous activity or bending down to lift anything heavy or even light.
    This is a stressful time and it might take several days for your body to stabilise itself, but your B/G should come back to your normal levels in a few days after the operation.
     
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    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    @johndegr24

    Hello John and welcome to the Forum :) Here is the Basic Information we give to new members and I hope you will find it useful and interesting. Ask more questions when you need to and someone will try to help.


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