How To Recover From Laser Eye Surgery Easily
“There is very little, if any, pain during surgery. It is during the recovery that there is potential for discomfort or pain”, a laser eye surgery specialist from BoydVision states.
If you have decided to undergo this procedure, it’s necessary to take a few steps to reduce the chances of side effects. Here’s what you should do to recover from surgery quicker.
Go for ideal conditions for three days
Eye surgeons say that the best way to recover after laser vision correction surgery is to stay in a dark room for three days to avoid light, dust, steam, pollution and other unfavourable conditions. Not following this may lead to longer recovery, eye infections and even the necessity to undergo more laser eye surgeries in the future.
Eat the right food
Select products that are beneficial for eye health like eggs as they contain choline which helps new cells grow. Stock on foods rich in omega 3 (walnuts, salmon, soybeans, fish oil), vitamin A (carrots, liver, green leafy vegetables), vitamin C (strawberries, oranges, papaya), lutein and zeaxanthin (spinach, broccoli, corn, kale, squash).
Take eye drops
Keeping your eyes as moist as possible is crucial to healing so take eye drops every hour or even more than once an hour if your eyes feel dry. Drops are prescribed to lubricate the eye and prevent it from becoming infected and swelling up. The doctor will prescribe the medication that’s best for you.
Things to avoid during recovery
A number of factors such as exposure to UV rays can change the results of your eye surgery so try to avoid direct light by wearing sunglasses when outside or close to a window with lots of light coming in. You should also refrain from showering and swimming as well as avoid saunas, hot tubs and steam from tubs for one week. Driving is also forbidden until the doctor approves it.
Wait for symptoms to fade
For a few weeks after the procedure, you may experience some post-surgery symptoms such as light sensitivity, glare, starbursts, and the feeling of something in your eye. Wait for them to disappear after approximately 2-4 weeks. Meanwhile, a dull pain in the eyes is likely to make you want to itch and rub them. Remember that it’s important to resist the edge as itching can damage the eyes before they have a chance to recover from surgery.
Even though laser surgery has high success rates, it’s essential to follow the doctor’s prescriptions to have a smooth recovery period.