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After iLASIK Surgery
Immediately after LASIK, you can expect foggy or "smoky" vision. You can also expect stinging, burning or foreign body sensation.
It is best to go home and take a 2-3 hour nap. We also suggest you take extra strength Tylenol every 4-6 hours for discomfort.
Your vision will improve after you rest. You may use your eyes normally.
You may use your eyes normally after surgery, but you should not rub your eyes for about one week after surgery.
Your eyes may feel slightly sore and vision may still be slightly blurry.
We suggest that you plan to take the day off after your surgery. Your vision may still be slightly blurry and fluctuate some. If you must work though, you can do so.
Your vision may fluctuate. You may also experience some light sensitivity and may have dimming of vision in the evenings and some halos at night. iLASIK increases the chance for excellent vision and has quicker healing than older types of LASIK surgery.
You will wear clear goggles while you are sleeping for the first week after surgery.
You will see our surgeon one day after surgery. Your post-op care is for a period of one year after surgery and you can see your Optometrist or an Eye Institute doctor for these appointments. These visits will take place approximately one week, one month, three months, six months and one year after surgery.
Restrictions for the first week after surgery include: 1) No swimming or hot tubs. 2) No rubbing of eyes. 3) Stay out of oceans, lakes or rivers.
You will use an antibiotic and steroid eye drop after surgery for approximately one week. Specific instructions will be given the day of your procedure. We also recommend Restasis and Optive for eye lubrication following surgery.
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