What will happen if I rub my eyes after LASIK?

Eye protection is especially important at this time, as the flap created in your cornea during surgery is now re-attaching as part of the body’s natural healing process. Rubbing or touching the eyes at this time could cause the flap to become dislodged, interrupting the healing process.

What if I accidentally rubbed my eye after LASIK?

If your eyes or eyelids are accidentally rubbed or bumped, there is a chance the flap could be displaced following LASIK or that the corneal epithelium could be disturbed following PRK.

Is it bad to rub your eyes after LASIK?

Rubbing your eyes.

Rubbing your eyes after LASIK can easily lead to a dislodged flap, which can cause serious damage to the cornea and damage to vision.

How do I know if I dislodged my flap after LASIK?

When the flap moves out of place, it’s referred to as LASIK flap dislocation. If you’re wondering how to tell if your LASIK flap has moved, rest assured that you’ll know. Symptoms include pain, discomfort, watering, and/or blurry vision.

How do you stop your eyes from rubbing after LASIK?

More Tips for a Safe LASIK Recovery

  1. Wear eye protection day and night for the first three days.
  2. Rest the day of surgery.
  3. Expect slight redness and eye irritation for the first few days.
  4. Wear dark sunglasses that block UV rays when in sunlight.
  5. Use artificial tears to keep eyes lubricated.
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Does LASIK flap never heal?

Your corneal flap begins healing immediately after the surgery. It will be mostly healed after 24 hours after your procedure.

Can you see if your LASIK flap has moved?

In the very unlikely event that your LASIK flap has moved, you will definitely know it. A flap dislocation would cause notable pain, discomfort, excessive watering in the eye, and/or blurred vision.

How quickly does the flap heal after LASIK?

The epithelial incision at the edge of the flap heals within the first three to four hours. Attachments between the cornea and flap (stromal healing) start within the first few weeks and are maximized within six to twelve months.