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.
How long after LASIK Can you use regular eye drops?
Following your LASIK procedure, doctors will prescribe eye drops and directions on their use. Typically, these eyedrops are to be used for approximately one week after LASIK. Artificial tears help you heal too, so you might use a lot of those as well.
Can you use gel eye drops after LASIK?
Use of Artificial Tears every ~2 hours or so during the day, for the first 10 – 12 weeks after LASIK; and thereafter as desired to maintain comfort; Use of lubricant gels at night, or liquid-gel drops during the day, as appropriate.
Do you have to use preservative-free eye drops 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.
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.
Can I use Visine after LASIK?
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 happens if you accidentally rub your eye 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.
What happens if you don’t wear sunglasses after LASIK?
That means even on cloudy days, you should still wear sunglasses. The sun’s brightness could cause discomfort after LASIK and while you recover. Also, after LASIK, going outside without sunglasses could cause your vision to become cloudy. When this happens, it’s called a corneal haze.
Can I sleep on my side after LASIK?
At bedtime, wear your eye shield for at least one week if you sleep on your back or side, and two weeks if you sleep on your stomach. This will prevent you from rubbing your eyes during asleep. In terms of activity, light exercise is permissible, but excessive workouts should be avoided for at least five days.
Is systane complete good 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.
Can I use refresh Celluvisc 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.
Does dry eye after LASIK go away?
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.