Can I use 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.
What happens if you use eye drops with preservatives after LASIK?
In short, the toxins in eye drops with preservatives can undo the healing and relief you’re trying to achieve. Since your eyes are especially sensitive post-op, truly preservative-free eye drops are the best artificial tears after LASIK.
What eye drops are safe after LASIK?
But whether you had Dry Eye prior to LASIK or experience it for the first time after, your doctor may have recommended artificial tears such as REFRESH OPTIVE® Lubricant Eye Drops and REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops. Both are preservative-free and recommended for post-LASIK dryness.
Which is the most dreaded complication of LASIK?
Keratoectasia: a Dreaded Complication of LASIK.
What shouldn’t you do after LASIK?
Refrain from going swimming for 3 weeks. The water in swimming pools, hot tubs, and the ocean carry high levels of bacteria that you should avoid at all costs. Your LASIK surgeon will advise you not to exercise for 1 week after surgery. Refrain from wearing eye makeup for 1 month after surgery.
How long does it feel like something is in your eye after LASIK?
It is normal and expected for patients to experience a sensation of grittiness or a sandy feeling in the eye following the procedure. This sensation usually tends to resolve itself over the first 1-3 months.
Do nerves grow back after LASIK?
In the corneal flap, the number of subbasal and stromal nerve fiber bundles decreases by 90% immediately after LASIK. During the first year after LASIK, subbasal nerve fiber bundles gradually return, although by 1 year their number remains less than half of that before LASIK.
Can artificial tears damage your eyes?
While artificial tears can provide temporary relief of dry eye symptoms, they can do more harm than good if the added preservatives irritate your eyes. Avoid artificial tears containing preservatives if they: Bother your eyes. Your dry eye is severe.
What happens if LASIK surgery goes wrong?
Aside from removing too much or too little corneal tissue, surgeons can remove eye tissue unevenly. This mistake can happen if they fail to center the laser properly on the eye. The result can be astigmatism or the general blurring of vision at any distance.