Analgesics requirement after anterior segment surgery

St. Erik's Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Acta ophthalmologica (Impact Factor: 2.51). 01/1995; 72(6):737-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1994.tb04691.x
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A questionnaire was designed to evaluate patients' postoperative symptoms and need for analgesics after cataract surgery and/or trabeculectomy. During the first week and the second week of the study period 5.7% and 7.4% of the patients reported having had postoperative pain. Patients provided with paracetamol after the operation took the tablets not only because of pain, but also for a number of other reasons. Patients not provided with paracetamol, and in need of analgesics, had access to painkillers at home.

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