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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please t
User :   ok, let's do this!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hello Dr. . I wonder if your specialty is opthamology?
User :   hello?
Doctor :   I am a General Physician, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist
User :   I'm on the clock here, so the quicker we go the better.
User :   OK
User :   I am going into surgery for a cataract on one eye tomorrow morning.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   The pre-op instructions specify no smoking of cigars/cigarettes 24 hrs before, and I assume that also applies to smoking cannabis products.
Doctor :   yes
User :   My question is whether the issue is the THC or the other toxins? I use a vaporizer which does not combust the cannabis as you know.
User :   Is it the smoking that's a problem, or any lasting overnight effects on the body?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Yes it might interfere with cardiac conduction
User :   So if you were to put it on a scale regarding the idea of it, which would you say your opinion is closest to? I'll list some choices...
User :   1) Totally OK!
User :   2) Not advisable, but probably not a major issue.
User :   3) Not recommended and could complicate the surgery
User :   4) Absolutely not! Very dangerous.
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   2) Not advisable, but probably not a major issue.
User :   Thank you, that was my assumption but I wanted the advice. Another question if I may?
Doctor :   u can...
User :   What's the post-op like? Does the discomfort of the surgery go away quickly after the procedure is done?
User :   How long may I be expected to be visually and/or physically incapacitated, generally?
User :   go ahead, thank you
Doctor :   from surgery
Doctor :   from which condition u r asking physically incapacitated ?
User :   the surgery on my eye. I recall being told I shouldn't bend over for a week?
Doctor :   Cataract surgery, usually an outpatient procedure, takes an hour or less to perform.
Doctor :   A variety of IOLs with different features are available. Some IOLs are rigid plastic and implanted through an incision that requires several stitches (sutures) to close
Doctor :   After cataract surgery, expect your vision to begin improving within a few days
Doctor :   Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts.
Doctor :   You'll typically see your eye doctor a day or two after your surgery, the following week and then again after a month to monitor healing.
User :   OK, the main Q I had was regarding the vaporizer. Thank you, goodnight Dr.
Doctor :   it may take 1 week -10 days
Doctor :   what abt vaporiser
Doctor :   ask me ?
User :   that was what I asked you first
User :   whether vaporizing instead of combusting made it less of an issue.
Doctor :   I am not expert. But with vaporizing is nore quick
Doctor :   regarding the side effects they are same
Doctor :   the levels of drug
User :   ok, time's up. Thanks and bye
Doctor :   Thanks bye
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