Patient evaluation

Patient selection and evaluation is of paramount importance in all branches of surgery; cosmetic surgery is no exception. A detailed history is essential. The patients' concerns and their expectations of surgery need to be established at the outset. Relevant past ophthalmic history should be taken including previous surgery, dry eyes or contact lens intolerance and general health problems, such as bleeding disorders, hypertension or diabetes. Similarly a past history of psychiatric or psychological disorders may prove important. Drug history is important with particular reference to anti-coagulants and aspirin, in addition to topical medication, and social and family history. Relevant factors such as outstanding or past litigation should also be noted.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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