A 30-year-old member asked:
How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Archibald Milleranswered
Plastic Surgery 43 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.
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Dr. Benjamin Rodriguezanswered
Plastic Surgery 41 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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Last updated May 5, 2018
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