Can I use regular eye drops a year after LASIK?
There’s no specific “cut-off date” to stop using eye drops after LASIK. As long as your eyes feel dry, you can use preservative-free lubricant eye drops. It’s important to stay in contact with your eye doctor during your recovery so you can let them know if you experience continuous, severe dryness.
What drops can I use 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.
Can I use Systane Ultra after LASIK?
Systane®Lubricant Eye drops are safe for use following LASIK surgery to relieve the dry eye discomfort symptoms induced or exacerbated by this procedure.
How long does LASIK dryness last?
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.
Can you overuse eye drops after LASIK?
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.
Is LASIK really worth?
LASIK surgery has a good track record. Complications that result in a loss of vision are rare, and most people are satisfied with the results. Certain side effects, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual disturbances (such as glare), are fairly common.
How do you get rid of red eyes after LASIK?
Here’s how to get rid of bloodshot eyes
- As mentioned above, close your eyes, and apply a warm compress to them; this can help increase oil production which will help moisten the eyes.
- Avoid smoking and drinking—this should go without saying.
- Drink plenty of water.
How common is dry eyes after LASIK?
How likely is dry eye to occur after LASIK? Out of all the possible side effects of LASIK, dry eye is actually by far the most likely to occur. In fact, roughly 95 percent of all patients who undergo the procedure experience the symptoms of dry eye syndrome to some degree immediately afterwards.
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.
What if you get an eyelash in your eye after LASIK?
So, what SHOULD a LASIK patient do, if they get an eyelash or a dust particle in their eye during the first couple weeks after LASIK? It’s simple actually – flush the eye with artificial tears. That’ll get the intruder out with no rubbing. Our 20/20 team asks that you skip eye makeup for a few days after LASIK.