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  • Antibiotics

    I was wondering if antibiotics should also be taken before eye surgery?

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    Re: Antibiotics

    Bryan,

    I know most surgeons feel that if it is a sterile procedure , then pre-medication is not necessary, however, I would feel much better always checking with my cardiologist prior to any invasive procedure.

    Also as a nurse, I trully realize that the phrase " sterile procedure", is no quarantee. Sterile technique is only as good as the person who is performing the procedure, following strict standards and the individual or individuals who are setting up the sterile field. Make sense?

    Good luck and check to be sure.
    Pam
    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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      Re: Antibiotics

      Bryan, as a precaution, I would ask for the premeds, why take the chance?
      Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
      So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
      Good luck and stay well.
      Glen

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        Re: Antibiotics

        Thanks for the replys I was asking for my mother, whoactually had it done today. I have another question, should she possibly pre medicate before most procedure seeing she already had endocarditis?

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          Re: Antibiotics

          Bryan,

          Now that I know the circumstances, I would say a BIG yes to that question. Once an individual has had endocarditis, there is no margin of speculation to consider. If I were your mom , I would always pre-medicate for just about anything that could result in her blood being exposed to the external environment. That is how I personally feel. I have had several "sterile" procedures in which my cardio said pre- med was not necessary.

          Hope she recovers without incident and is feeling well soon.

          Pam
          Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
          Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
          Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
          SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
          [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
          Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
          Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
          Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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