2018 Directions For Before And After Lasik

September 16, 2018
Directions For Before And After Lasik

2018 Directions For Before And After Lasik

The guidelines for before and After Lasik are simple yet essential. The recovery of patients who undergo Lasik and refractive surgery is increasingly rapidly thanks to technological advances, the precision of new LASIK surgery techniques, and the optimal preparation of the medical professionals who perform it. Visit the Yaldo Eye Center if you are searching for a leading Michigan Lasik eye surgery clinic. We have been a Michigan eye surgery leader for over 20 years.

However, it should be remembered that, although hospitalization is not required and the patient can usually go home after a short period, it is still necessary for patients to take simple measures to accelerate their recovery and avoid possible complications.


Before the Lasik procedure

Eye exam

Before the surgery, your ophthalmologist must perform a complete eye exam to ensure that your eyes are healthy enough for the procedure, taking into account the shape and thickness of the cornea, size of the pupil, refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) as well as any other condition of the eye. The best candidates are those who have mild-moderate myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

2018 Directions For Before And After Lasik

The humidity of the eye environment is also an element that is evaluated, in the case that there is no constant lubrication, a preventive treatment is recommended, to reduce the risk of developing dry eyes after Lasik, usually an automated instrument is used (corneal topographer) to measure the curvature of the front surface of the eye and create a “map” of the cornea, is also usually used the Custom Wavefront LASIK, which sends light waves through the eye to provide a more accurate map of the ocular alterations.

The medical history and any medications that the patient is taking must be taken into account to determine if he is an adequate candidate for this technique.

Stop wearing contacts and using eye products

Contact lenses should not be worn for at least a week before surgery since contact lenses affect the natural shape of the cornea. In case you wear rigid contact lenses the term is extended to three weeks. In addition, women should avoid using makeup in the three days before surgery.

Maintain good eye hygiene

The patient must carry out the treatment indicated for the hygiene of the eyelids and use the eye drops prescribed by his ophthalmologist to avoid eye infections after Lasik.


After the Lasik procedure 

After the intervention, vision will improve as the hours go by. The visual recovery after a Lasik procedure is speedy, approximately in the first 24 hours after the intervention. Although it is recommended to rest the day after the intervention, in most cases, patients can return to regular work or leisure activities the next day after Lasik. However, it is necessary to take into account a series of considerations after the recovery of the Lasik.

  • Do not practice contact sports. In general, it is important to avoid sudden contacts in the eyeball, in the case of games such as paddle tennis or tennis you should use appropriate protective goggles.
  • Do not rub your eyes.
  • Avoid submerging directly in saltwater or freshwater (Do not dive or swim in the beach, pool or rivers).
  • Do not put on your eyes.
  • Wear protective goggles to sleep. Also, it is advisable not to sleep on your stomach during the two days following the intervention.
  • Clean your eyes with gauze moistened with sterile saline by gently rubbing the eyelids.
  • Avoid getting soap in the eyes.
  • Wear sunglasses regularly, to avoid getting sand or dust in your eyes and to be dazzled by the sun
  • Avoid contaminated, smoke, dust or wet environments.
  • Use artificial tears for three months
  • Use topical antibiotic and anti-inflammatory the first fifteen days after surgery.

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