Corneal sculpting surgeries have been about for almost a century, but with the advent of excimer laser, these types of corneal surgeries are been a popular option for the people who are looking to correct myopia, hyperopia & astigmatism. Even though these types of corneal surgeries are safe & effective, there is much to learn about how the cornea will reacts & heals after performing these types of surgeries, and how best these surgeries will drive the lasers to give an optimal vision for the patients.
Usually refractive corneal surgery helps to improve your vision. This surgery with the help of a laser will reshape your cornea. It rectifies a mild-to-moderate farsightedness, nearsightedness & astigmatism. Then you will be less dependent on the glasses or contact lenses after the surgery is done. Sometimes, you won’t need glasses also. The total time taken for the surgery is 30 minutes.
You will have a shield on your eye when you return home after the surgery. This will keep you from putting pressure on eyes or rubbing the eye. It will also been protect your eye from being poked or hit.
After surgery, you may have:
Mild pain, scratchy or burning feeling, tearing, light sensitivity, & hazy or blurred vision on the first day or so. After PRK, these symptoms will last after few days.
Red or bloodshot appears on the whites of the eyes. This will be last for 3 weeks after the surgery.
Dry eyes will be till 3 months.
Steps to take for recover, such as:
Take a few days off from the work after the surgery till most of the symptoms get better.
Avoid all noncontact activities like bicycling & working out at the gym at least 3 days after the surgery was done.
Avoid contact sports like boxing & football for the first 4 weeks after the surgery.
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