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Lasik procedure

I generally caution my epilasik patients to refrain from any water contact with the eyes for a week after the procedure, and that means no splashing of any tap water etc into the eyes when showering and watching face. Also no eye make up for at least two weeks. If it is neces...
14 Nov 2018
Which eye drop is best depends on the situation. After LASIK, all patients are routinely given preservative free artificial tears such as Tears Naturale Free or Refresh Plus. Relatively liquid preparations such as these are usually used first as they feel comfortable and ‘refr...
19 Oct 2018
All kinds of laser refractive surgery, whether surface ablation (PRK/TransPRK/epiLASIK/LASEK-they are all the same), LASIK or ReLEx SMILE will induce some amount of post-operative dry eyes. However, if you look purely at the disturbance to the corneal nerve endings and how long they...
19 Oct 2018
Most patient’s eyes will get a bit drier in the time just after LASIK (first few weeks), and this is related to the surgery. Ie you cannot influence this aspect of it that much. You can however, minimise the effects of dryness on the eye after LASIK by Using eyedrops ...
19 Oct 2018
Punctal plugs are very effective for treating dry eyes, whether or not the problem is associated with LASIK. However, it is important to note that punctal plugs work by keeping whatever moisture is already on the eye (whether naturally produced or from eyedrops) around for a longer ...
19 Oct 2018
Enhancement after LASIK surgery requires time to ensure that the residual refractive errors are stable before going in for another round of laser. Usually, this may take as long as 4 months after the first LASIK procedure. What most surgeons are looking for are about 3 consecuti...
16 Oct 2018
It’s a myth that one cannot wear contact lens after LASIK or PRK. Rather what may happen is that the contact lens chosen simply needs a slight change in base curve in order to improve the fit of the contact lens. The experience of wearing contacts lens whether coloured or...
16 Aug 2018
Hi Choo Hua Yes - absolutely it is possible to have different laser-refractive procedures performed in each eye. This may occur if you have a strong desire to have a certain procedure to be performed (e.g. Smile / RELEX) but may not be suitable to have this done in one eye (for example due to ...
17 May 2018
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