Lasik Surgery Recovery
Nearly as attractive as its effectiveness in vision correction is the ease and speed of recover associated with LASIK Surgery.
Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK as it is more commonly referred to, is a widely performed vision correction procedure that often provides near perfect vision correction in an out-patient setting. This procedure also provides almost immediate results and a very short recovery periods. Prospective patients can visit an eye clinic in Singapore to determine if they are a candidate for this form of vision correction.
Aside from restored eyesight, one of the benefits patients of LASIK surgery most enjoy is the almost immediate results. For those patients who have higher prescriptions, the procedure will appear to have greater and faster improvement in eyesight than those with a lower prescription who may not recognize the effect of their LASIKprocedure for maybe as long as 6 to 8 hours. In either case, the recovery time is remarkable.
In most cases the eye doctor will want to see the patient sometime within 24 to 48 hours after their surgery to ensure there are not complications in the healing process as well as to hear feedback from the patient as to how much their vision has improved and to provide any additional post-op care.
The most important eye surgery after-care is to prevent the eyes from becoming dry. This is accomplished through the application of eye lubricant 3 to 4 times each day. There might be an increased sensitivity to light following LASIK surgery which is easily remedied by wearing sunglasses.
There are also a number of activities that the eye doctor might recommend their patient avoid for a short period of time such as swimming, wearing facial make-up and exercise. Longer term activities that might be advised against could include whirl pools, hot tubs and contact sports. In most cases however, patients are able to resume their normal daily routine after a very short recovery period.
While a patient should experience a marked improvement in eyesight almost immediately, more subtle improvement will continue for 3 and as many as 6 months while the eye or eyes continues to fully heal.
During that time it is not uncommon for patients to experience short term side effects such as dryness of the eye and night glare or halos. Blurred vision also can occur during the healing period but should only be slight and very short term.
Those who are seriously considering vision correction should visit an eye clinic in Singapore for a consultation. There, an eye doctor specializing in the LASIK procedure can answer questions and make recommendations that will lead to successful vision correction and recovery.