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What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

Follow directions: Before your procedure, your lasik doctor should have gone over post-operative precuations with you. Some include not getting dirt, water (or your fingers!) in your eyes, using your eye drops as directed, and keeping your post-op appointments. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot do, please call the surgeon's office to go over the directions with him/her. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Chynn
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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

Lasek is a modified version of prk, where dilute alcohol is used to loosen the epithelium. The epithelium is slid to the side, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to eliminate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. Then - the epithelial layer is repositioned over the cornea, and a bandage contact lens is placed. The epithelium will typical heal over ...Read more


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Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Color blindness: Most color blindness is inherited. Lasik does not cause color blindness but optic nerve issues have been rarely reported after the procedure which could possibly alter color perception. ...Read more

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When will i be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

Smoking & LASIK: Smoking can make dry eyes worse - and that can impact the results of lasik. You can speak with your doctor - but the longer you avoid smoking - the better. ...Read more

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What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

Vision, dryness: Most lasik surgeries do extremely well with the apparatus well worked out into its fourth generation of improvement. The two major things seen are a final refraction not perfect (usually a little near sighted) and dryness. If it is strongly desirable to improve the vision to perfect an enhancement procedure can be done. Dryness is treated with drops and frequently lessens over time.. ...Read more

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How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

Hours: Most people have excellent vision within hours of having lasik. Many wake up seeing 20/20 the next day. Your surgeon will check you the next day to make sure things are going well. ...Read more

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What side effects after lasik eye surgery how long do they last?

What side effects after lasik eye surgery  how long do they last?

Glare, haloes: There are many side effects like glare, haloes, difficulty night-driving, dry eye, reduced quality of vision, blurred vision. Some or all can be permanent. Get a free consultation with at least 2 surgeons. ...Read more

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How do I know when will i be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery ?

Never without : Suffering some symptoms of dryness and irritation. For a variety of reasons, the ocular surface is compromised after lasik surgery. Consequently the ocular surface is intrinsically more dry. Smoking anytime will worsen that both from the effects of the smoke and the pharmaceutical effect of the tobacco. Discuss the situation with your doc and see if you can come up with an agreeable compromise. ...Read more

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Are there any subtstitute for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Yes: it is customary to use steroid eye drops for several days after lasik surgery. There are several different brands of steroids that can be used. There are typically no adverse systemic effects from the steroid drops, as the amount of steroid used is quite small and the duration of treatment is usually short. ...Read more

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How long does it take to see clearly after lasik eye surgery?

Very quickly: Some improvement immediately, rapid improvement over a few days, stability over a few months. ...Read more

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What are some common problems that people have after lasik eye surgery?

LASIK: Thankfully - problems after lasik are uncommon. Patients can end up over or under corrected. Patients can also experience dry eye - which typically improves over a few months. There is a risk of inflammation or infection, but these are uncommon. In general, lasik is a safe procedure, but there is nothing that is risk free. ...Read more

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