Precautions and Risk Reduction Post Surgery
anything else in life, LASIK has its risks in which you should
discuss after surgery care (Postoperative) prior to the procedure
to reduce the risks of injury or infections. It is important to
learn all that you can before you go to surgery so that you know
the procedures and how to take precautions, as well as learn how
to manage your eyes properly after LASIK. To reduce risks, you
should follow the simple guidelines outlined by your eye doctor
before, during, and after your surgery.
reduce your risks of injury or infection speak with your doctor
and get answers to your questions ahead of your surgery. Most
surgeons’ who perform LASIK will set up initial appointments
in which you will discuss the procedures, risks, and benefits
with qualified Coordinators or Counselors at the clinic.
care is part of the aftercare procedure, it is important to ask
your doctor about the aftercare process before you go to surgery.
Your doctor can prepare you and help you get the most of your
surgery by offering you information and guidance for eye maintenance
and care procedures once the surgery is over.
learn more about postoperative care, please feel free to review
our list of do’s and don’ts below; Information is
listed below to help you reduce risks. You can learn to reduce
the risks of infections and injury before, during, and after LASIK
Doctors recommend that you prepare for surgery ahead of time.
soaps, and other chemicals to reduce risks of infections.
refractive LASIK surgery, it is recommended that you avoid
lotions to prevent infections. It is important that you avoid
creams, lotions, etc to reduce risk of injury and infections after
such as hairspray should be avoided as well. You can
harm your eyes if you accidentally spray hairspray in the eyes.
cause infections, which leads to major inflammatory problems.
or touching your eyes for at least 7 days after surgery, since
is still healing from LASIK surgery.
surgery, take two or three days to protect your eyes by
eye goggles that your doctor prescribes. You can reduce your risks
of injury, especially if you enjoy activities, such as hockey.
Such games put
you at risk of injuries, since it is a contact sport.
liquids around the eyes after your surgery to reduce your risks
makeup, such as mascara for at least 10 days after your
Makeup can irritate the eyes, or cause infections also.
Do not immerse
your head in water avoid plunging into the bathtub, pool, or lake
for 10 days after your surgery.
perms, and hair dyes for 10 days after LASIK surgery to reduce
During the post
LASIK surgery phase, avoid exercise for at least three days. You
will reduce your risks of injury and help the healing process.
contact sports, or other activities that increase your risk of
you want to avoid eye injuries by wearing goggles if you play
in vigorous sporting. Wear eyewear for at least 30 days after
Wear dark shades
or sunglasses that provide you with “UV protection.”
sunglasses for 12 months after surgery to avoid sun exposure damage
cause infections or scar your eyes. You will find UV Safety
conclusion, you can reduce the risks of injury or infections by
following your surgeon’s guidelines as instructed. If you
notice any changes in your eyes, such as those listed below after
your surgery, contact your doctor immediately.
Yellow or green discharge