xdWhat to expect and do after LASIK treatment
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What to expect after LASIK..
In general, you have a very high chance of achieving 6/12 vision or better after refractive
surgery. More than 95 percent of people who've undergone lasik eye surgery no longer need to
depend on their glasses or contact lenses most of the time. Your results will depend on your
specific refractive error and other factors. People with a low-moderate grade of
tend to have the most success with refractive surgery. People with a high degree (over 6) of
farsightedness along with high astigmatism have less predictable results..
- In the first day following LASIK, is normal for your vision to be blurry, you feel sensitive to light
and teary . This should subside by the evening to a large extent, and disappear within the first few days
- In the following day, you can normally carry out all your visual tasks and regular life
activities (excluding some sports mentioned below). Complete visual recovery can take anywhere
from 1-6 months.
- Occasional dry sensation of the eyes is common in the first few months after LASIK. That
is why we usually advise instilling artificial preservative-free eye drops during this period.
- Some people experience night glare and haloes around light. Dr Khalil, however is noticing
that this complaint has become much less with his LASIK patients probably due to modifications
in the technique and newer technology.
- Scratchiness in the first few days. Patches of red or pink in the white of the eye are
common in the first days. They are caused by the microkeratome suction and disappear completely
by fewdays-2 weeks.
- Your eyelids may be slightly swollen in the first day.
- Reading may be difficult, initially (If you are over 40 reading glasses may be necessary.
Guidelines after LASIK
Here are the suggestions that are given to patients regarding post-operative care and expectations:
- Use your sunglasses to lessen the glare in the first day
- Relax for the rest of the day following your procedure, sleep if possible.
- Use the prescribed eye drops as directed (after first post-op visit).
- It is unusual to have marked discomfort after the procudure, but if this happens, use
Panadol or aspirin for any discomfort.
- If a contact lens is used, (Dr Khalil will tell you if it is. do not remove it till the following day visit.
- DO NOT rub your eyes vigorously for at least three months (Eyes take as long as six
months to completely heal. Rubbing disturbs the tissues and delays the healing process and
could even cause dislocation of the corneal cap).
- Refrain from any sporting or water activities for a 2 week period. Diving should be postponed till 4 weeks
- Avoid wearing eye make-up for 2-3 weeks after your procedure. (Removing make-up could initiate rubbing).
- Refrain from any heavy lifting, straining, or become sweaty or dirty for a 2-3 week period.
(Sweat or dirt in the eyes could initiate rubbing).