What to expect before, during, and after LASIK eye surgery?

Tue Jan 25 2022
What to expect before, during, and after LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is a type of refractive surgery that utilizes a laser to correct common vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist will use a cutting instrument to reshape the cornea of your eye, allowing light to enter in a way that it can be correctly focused onto the retina, allowing you to have the clear vision you've always desired.

Knowing what to expect before LASIK Eye Surgery, during, and after LASIK eye surgery is crucial, as it will help you reduce the risks you may face and help you maximize the long-term benefits.

Before LASIK Eye Surgery

Your doctor will conduct some tests before LASIK eye surgery is performed to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment. The most time-consuming aspect will be obtaining measurements of your eye and cornea to determine how much tissue needs to be removed.

Before doing this, you must remove your contact lenses and replace them with a conventional pair of glasses before 3-4 weeks of the procedure. This is because, over the course of several weeks, contact lenses might create tiny changes in the structure of your eye, causing the doctor to obtain erroneous measurements during this initial round of testing for your LASIK eye surgery. Stop wearing soft contact lenses two weeks prior to LASIK eye surgery for the best possible outcomes.

Also, you must cease using creams and lotions one day before LASIK eye surgery, as well as any makeup or smells you've got accustomed to.

On the Day of LASIK Eye Surgery

Your doctor will conduct some tests before LASIK eye surgery is performed to ensure that you are eligible for the treatment. The most time-consuming aspect will be obtaining measurements of your eye and cornea to determine how much tissue needs to be removed.

Before doing this, you must remove your contact lenses and replace them with a conventional pair of glasses before 3-4 weeks of the procedure. This is because, over the course of several weeks, contact lenses might create tiny changes in the structure of your eye, causing erroneous measurements during this initial round of testing for your LASIK eye surgery. Stop wearing soft contact lenses two weeks before LASIK eye surgery for the best possible outcomes.

Also, you must cease using creams and lotions one day before LASIK eye surgery, as well as any makeup or smells you've got accustomed to.

After LASIK Eye Surgery

Your eye may burn, scratch, or feel like something is in it just after LASIK Eye surgery. You may feel some slight pain or uneasiness, and your doctor may recommend a mild pain reliever. Moreover, your vision will likely be foggy or blurry, and you will be tempted to rub your eye but resist! 

Rubbing your eye may cause the flap to detach, necessitating further treatment. Also, you may notice light sensitivity, glare, starbursts or halo surrounding lights, or the whites of your eyes appearing red or bloodshot. Within the first few days after surgery, these symptoms should significantly improve. For fast recovery after LASIK Eye surgery, it would help if you planned to take a few days off work until the symptoms disappeared.

Within the first 24 to 48 hours after LASIK Eye surgery, you should see your doctor, and then at regular intervals for the next six months. To prevent infection, your doctor may prescribe one or more types of eye drops for you to use at home.

Why Centre for Sight?

Centre for Sight is one of the most advanced eye hospitals. It employs a varied set of eye care experts specializing in various eye treatments like refractive surgeries such as SMILE and LASIK eye surgery. CFS has an established track record of achievement in complex, high-precision processes.


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What to expect before, during, and after LASIK eye surgery?
Author: CFS Editorial Team  |   Jan 25 2022 | UPDATED 02:00 IST

*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.

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