Postoperative Care from LASIK
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One of the nicest things about LASIK eye surgery is the easy recovery, say most patients. Most patients begin seeing clearer than ever before within a few short hours of their surgery - if not sooner! Perhaps it is these virtually immediate results that make the postoperative recovery seem like cake.
Patients are typically taken off the operative table, and brought to a room for a few minutes or hours for close observation. From here, patients are sent home with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory/moistening eye drops for comfort and preventative measures. Patients can expect to need or want these drops for days or weeks following the surgery - most likely for comfort measures.
Patients are sent home being told to take long nap - an opportunity for the eyes to heal themselves in a state of sleep (not to mention you'll probably feel tired in the eyes yourself!) On the way home, you'll like have to wear specialty darkening goggles to protect your delicate corneas from excessive light. They also prevent any rubbing or irritation from a haphazard foreign object that may be in the eye.
Many surgeons have their own post-operative routine, and each prescribed recovery plan should be followed to a T. If you have any questions regarding a typical recovery, or your personalized post-operative plan, be sure to have your questions or concerns addressed ahead of time so you'll be well prepared for what is to come.