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Lasik procedure

It is best not to let tap water or any other substances (and that includes sweat, make-up etc) get in contact with your eyes for up to 5 days post epiLASIK. This is because there may be germs which can cause you to get an infection. After 1.5 weeks post-op, it is definitely...
7 Jan 2019
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
Hi Elaine It is important to consider if one’s vision has stabilized after the original LASIK surgery before undergoing LASIK enhancement. There is NO definite duration of time, but in general at least 3 months after LASIK, would be the approximate period. Nevertheless, ...
15 Oct 2018
Just wanted to add in a word of advice about coloured contact lenses. Coloured contact lenses contain extra pigment to give the contact lens its colour. Depending on the manufacturer or brand of these contact lenses, the application process of this pigment on the contact lens ...
8 Aug 2018
It is not the usual thing to have different refractive laser procedures done on each eye as logistically it is more convenient to perform the same technique on both eyes. Also, the recovery, possible risks, complications and side effects are different for the different procedur...
17 May 2018
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