Sunday, December 4, 2011

Time Off Work after LASIK

Question: If I work at the computer 8-9 hours a day how long would I have to be off work after having a LASIK surgery?

Answer: Assuming that you had a routine LASIK Eye Surgery treatment it would be normal and expected for you to return to work within a day or two with the following caveat. Dry eyes after LASIK are a very common and normal temporary post treatment complaint and for that reason patients are required to keep their eyes well lubricated with artificial tear eye drops and may also require insertion of tiny tear duct plugs or other prescription medication to help them produce enough tears during the healing period. Using a computer exacerbates dry eye complaints with or without LASIK because it slows down your blink pattern. So, find the best LASIK Surgeon in your area and fully discuss what your work at the computer requires. From that information and the findings of your consultation he or she will recommend the best course of pre and post LASIK care to help you get the best results.

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