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How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

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Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Laser: I am not an ophthalmologist, but the normal healing phase after any surgery is one month. The complete healing cycle can take up to a year for all symptoms to go away. The gritty feeling is the result of drying out and can be resolved with saline drops. It is common.
Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Pain is minimal: Co2 and long-pulsed erbium lasers are the more common lasers used in resurfacing eyelids and the face. Pain is generally not a major complaint with laser resurfacing. Expect a 50 - 75% reduction in the depth of facial lines and wrinkles with ablative laser resurfacing.

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