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My Aunt has to have Cataract Surgery. She needs 3 kinds of eyedrops put in her eye before & after surgery 3 times a day. Can a Caregiver come to her home & put in her eyedrops?

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The eyedrops can be a challenge for the elderly. I helped my husband before and after his cataract surgery. My sister helped our mother. My step-daughter helped her mother. It is not unusual for an elder to need assistance, especially if they have other impairments.

victoriatherese, if you or a nearby relative cannot be personally there at the correct times for these drops, it makes sense to arrange for someone else to do it. Talk to the clinic were this procedure is going to be done and see if they have suggestions.
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pstiegman I am still laughing at your answer. I think my brain is still working and I definitely can't get my right hand up to my eye and the left one is headed in the same direction. I have severe O/A and my right elbow is fixed. Unfortunately they don't yet have good results for elbow replacements
I also hope to have my cataracts done too and am not planning on having a hole blown in my retina .......but with my luck
Sorry just could not resist that one
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If she can't get her hands up to her eyes, then her brain isn't working. If her vision area of the brain is atrophied, cataract surgery is a waste of time. If she has glaucoma, the cataract surgery will increase the intra-ocular pressure and blow a hole in her retina. Been there. Done that.
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I see no reason why not. as long as she reads the labels and know what to put in the affected eye. Maybe auntie can no longer get both hands up to her eyes
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[I'd assumed Victoria didn't live near enough for this to be practical three times a day?]
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You can do eyedrops yourself. Ask for instructions or watch a video on youtube. If you can't do something as simple as that, you better give up caregiving before it gets complicated.
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Would your aunt's surgeon's office, or her family doctor, be able to advise on this, and perhaps recommend suitably qualified individuals to do it? I'd expect it to cost, mind you...
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