Immediately after your LASIK in the UAE, your eye may experience a burning or itching sensation. You may also feel like there is something in it.
You may experience some discomfort, or in some cases, mild to moderate pain. Your doctor may suggest you take a mild pain reliever. Both your eyes may tear or be watery as well. Additionally, your vision will probably be hazy or blurry.
Your vision will probably be hazy or blurry.
Your doctor may give you one or more types of eye drops to take at home to help prevent infection and inflammation. You may also be advised to use artificial tears to help lubricate the eye.
** Do not resume wearing a contact lens in the operated eye, even if your vision is blurry.
You will instinctively want to rub your eye but don’t. Rubbing your eye could dislodge the flap, requiring further treatment.
You may experience sensitivity to light, glare, starbursts, or haloes around lights. The whites of your eye may look red or bloodshot as well. These symptoms should improve considerably within the first few days after surgery.
You should plan on taking a few days off from work until these symptoms subside. You should contact your doctor immediately and not wait for your scheduled visit, if you experience severe pain, or if your vision or other symptoms get worse instead of better.
You should see your doctor within the first 24 hours after surgery and at the regular arranged intervals after that for at least the next six months.
At the first postoperative visit, your LASIK specialist in Dubai will remove the eye shield, test your vision, and examine your eye.
You should wait for one to three days following surgery before beginning any non-contact sports. Additionally, consider the amount of activity required, how you feel, and your doctor’s instructions.
To help prevent infection, you may need to wait for up to two weeks after surgery or until your ophthalmologist advises you before using lotions, creams, or make-up around the eye. Your doctor may advise you to continue cleaning your eyelashes for a period of time after surgery.
You should also avoid swimming and using hot tubs or whirlpools for one to two months.
Strenuous contact sports such as boxing, football, karate, etc. should not be attempted for at least twelve weeks after surgery. It is crucial to protect your eyes from anything that might get in them and from being hit or bumped to shift the flap.
During the first few months after surgery, your vision may fluctuate.
* It may take up to three to six months for your vision to stabilize after surgery.
* Glare, haloes, difficulty driving at night, and other visual symptoms may also persist during this stabilization period.
*If further correction or enhancement is necessary, you should wait until your eye measurements are consistent for two consecutive visits at least 3 months apart before re-operation.
* It is important to realize that although distance vision may improve after re-operation, it is possible that other visual symptoms such as glare or haloes might not improve.
* It is also important to note that no laser company has presented enough evidence for the FDA to make conclusions about the safety or effectiveness of enhancement surgery.
Contact your eye doctor immediately, if you develop any new, unusual, or worsening symptoms at any point after surgery. Such symptoms could signal a problem that, if not treated early enough, may lead to significant loss or deterioration of vision.