Recovery differs in every case, but almost all patients are usually able to drive, work and get back to normal daily activities within 24-48 hours after surgery. Most patients show amazement at how easy the recovery was and how they wish they could have had surgery earlier.
While the recovery time is incredibly fast after the procedure, there actually are some vital steps and instructions you need to follow to guarantee proper healing.
- Your eyes will be covered with a transparent plastic shield. Keep these shields in place until the morning following the procedure, removing simply to put your drops in. Wear them when sleeping for one week.
- You may feel any of the following symptoms:
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
- If your vision fluctuates, it will stabilize over a period of weeks.
- If you feel severe pain or discomfort, all or visit your doctor immediately.
- A bandage contact lens is sometimes placed on the eyes for comfort. Do not remove it. If it comes out, call or visit your doctor.
- Eye make-up can be put on several days after the procedure.
- Swimming or hot-tubing is not allowed for two weeks after the procedure.
- You can get back to light aerobic activity after three days, and more strenuous activity five days after the procedure.
- Protect your eye from the sun. UV exposure can lead to scarring and regression during the first year after surgery.
- Keep all follow-up appointments. They are vital for the care of the eyes.
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