Every eye patient is different, but most patients will receive prescription eye drops to take directly before and after their LASIK surgery. After the first day, you can use preservative-free eye drops after LASIK as much as you would like. The standard recommended usage is 4 times a day.
How long after LASIK Can you use regular eye drops?
In most cases, patients can expect to need eye drops for several weeks to a few months. Healing varies from patient to patient, and some patients heal much faster than others. In very rare instances, the issues with dry eye can persist for a longer time.
Can you use eye drops after laser eye surgery?
While LASIK patients can technically use any over-the-counter eye drops to provide relief, ideally, patents should consider liquid tears that are free from preservatives. Preservative-free eye drops do not contain chemicals that could lead to unintended eye irritation.
What eye drops can you use after Lasik surgery?
But whether you had Dry Eye prior to LASIK or experience it for the first time after, your doctor may have recommended artificial tears such as REFRESH OPTIVE® Lubricant Eye Drops and REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops. Both are preservative-free and recommended for post-LASIK dryness.
Can I use artificial tears after LASIK?
The best eye drops for dry eyes after LASIK are preservative-free lubricating eye drops or artificial tears. These options can be used frequently and are safe to use.
Is Dry Eye permanent after LASIK?
Post-LASIK dry eye symptoms are usually mild, and they typically don’t last long. However, in some cases dry eye can persist for months or years. The reason so many people experience dry eye following LASIK is that the creation of the corneal flaps affects the nerves that regulate the production of tears.
What do the steroid drops do after LASIK?
Corticosteroids are often used after LASIK to reduce postoperative inflammation and to relieve dry eye symptoms.
Can I use refresh pm after LASIK?
I find that Refresh PM and Refresh Celluvisc work particularly well for dry eye after LASIK or PRK laser eye surgery. The manufacturer’s website for Theratears Nutrition Omega-3 capsules. Theratears capsules contain both flax seed oil and fish oil which, in combination, work well to minimize dry eye after LASIK or PRK.