Use steroid, allergy, and anti-inflammatory eye drops for several weeks after your LASIK surgery. These will help manage any side effects you experience and, as an added bonus, should also help alleviate any allergy symptoms you regularly suffer.
When can I use regular eyedrops after LASIK?
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.
What drops to use after LASIK?
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 you use Visine after LASIK surgery?
Answer: You will use a steroid drop, and antibiotic drop, and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drop for about a week after your LASIK. After that it is best to use artificial tears for up to six months to avoid dry eyes. Please do not use Visine! It is toxic to the cornea.
What do the steroid drops do after LASIK?
Corticosteroids are often used after LASIK to reduce postoperative inflammation and to relieve dry eye symptoms.
How long after LASIK will my eyes be dry?
Post-LASIK dry eye usually lasts for at least 1 month. Tear function and dry eye symptoms improve to preoperative levels thereafter. However, a small number of patients still experience chronic dry eye symptoms more than 1 year after LASIK.
How long should you use steroid drops after LASIK?
Starting the first day after your LASIK eye surgery:
Continue to use your Ocuflox (ofloxacin) antibiotic drop and your Prednisolone Acetate steroid drop four times a day for one week.
Can I use saline after LASIK?
NEVER use saline solution, Visine or any other type of eye drop during your first month after surgery unless told to do so by one of our doctors.
What helps your eyes heal faster after LASIK?
Tips For Fast Recovery After LASIK Eye Surgery
- Keep your follow-up appointments. The day following your LASIK procedure, you will have a checkup. …
- Take it easy. …
- Luxuriate with a bath. …
- Use eye drops as recommended. …
- Play no sports. …
- Wear eye protection. …
- Dim light is recommended. …
- Make it all about you!
How long after LASIK does the flap heal?
The corneal flap will begin the healing process immediately following the surgery and will be significantly healed in one to three days following the procedure. During this time the outer surface of the cornea (also known as the epithelium) will seal the edges of the newly created corneal flap.
How many drops do you get after LASIK?
At SharpeVision, we typically give out 20 to 30 numbing drops after LASIK eye surgery and 50 to 60 numbing eye drops after PRK surgery. The next big category of eye drops for Lasik surgery is artificial tears. Lasik artificial tears are the same as any artificial tear drops for dryness of the eyes.
What happens if you get an infection after LASIK?
Although LASIK recovery will cause some side effects, the following symptoms may be signs of infection and should be reported to Dr. Mashidas as soon as possible: Redness or eye irritation that does not dissipate as the eyes recover. Pain in the eyes.
How long will my eyes be red after LASIK?
Your eyes may be bloodshot for up to 3 weeks. This is because LASIK surgery can cause small blood vessels in your eye to break. Some people also find that they are sensitive to light or see starbursts or halos for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. If you have eye pain, your doctor may prescribe drops or medicines.