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When Can I To To Movie Theater After A Lasik Eye Surgery
Same day: Using your eyes for normal activites will not disturb your lasik surgery. There are very few restrictions after lasik, most doctors advise you to avoid rubbing the eyes and submerging the head in water for at least 2 weeks. As long as you are using your medications on time and lubricating the eye frequently, you can got to the movies the same day or the day after the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All laser LASIK: I believe that bladeless lasik is safer. A laser created flap is perfect most every time unless suction is lost, and even in the limited times I have seen that, there were no serious consequences. Wavefront lasik is often promoted as the most advanced, but in my experience, not absolutely necessary as long as spherical aberration is reduced with the ablation profile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No pain with LASIK: Before the lasik procedure, numbing drops are used so that there is no pain during surgery. My lasik patients receive a sedative and then go to sleep during their healing period postoperatively. By the time that they wake up from their nap 3-4 hours later, enough healing has happened that there is no discomfort. There can be a foreign body sensation if you do not sleep for a few hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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