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What to expect and do after LASIK treatment

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What to expect after LASIK..

an un-obstructed eyesight after lasik vision correction

In general, you have a very high chance of achieving 6/12 vision or better after refractive surgery. More than 95 percent of people who've undergone lasik eye surgery no longer need to depend on their glasses or contact lenses most of the time. Your results will depend on your specific refractive error and other factors. People with a low-moderate grade of nearsightedness tend to have the most success with refractive surgery. People with a high degree (over 6) of farsightedness along with high astigmatism have less predictable results..

  • In the first day following LASIK, is normal for your vision to be blurry, you feel sensitive to light and teary . This should subside by the evening to a large extent, and disappear within the first few days
  • In the following day, you can normally carry out all your visual tasks and regular life activities (excluding some sports mentioned below). Complete visual recovery can take anywhere from 1-6 months.
  • Occasional dry sensation of the eyes is common in the first few months after LASIK. That is why we usually advise instilling artificial preservative-free eye drops during this period.
  • Some people experience night glare and haloes around light. Dr Khalil, however is noticing that this complaint has become much less with his LASIK patients probably due to modifications in the technique and newer technology.
  • Scratchiness in the first few days. Patches of red or pink in the white of the eye are common in the first days. They are caused by the microkeratome suction and disappear completely by fewdays-2 weeks.
  • Your eyelids may be slightly swollen in the first day.
  • Reading may be difficult, initially (If you are over 40 reading glasses may be necessary.

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Guidelines after LASIK

Here are the suggestions that are given to patients regarding post-operative care and expectations:

  • Use your sunglasses to lessen the glare in the first day
  • Relax for the rest of the day following your procedure, sleep if possible.
  • Use the prescribed eye drops as directed (after first post-op visit).
  • It is unusual to have marked discomfort after the procudure, but if this happens, use Panadol or aspirin for any discomfort.
  • If a contact lens is used, (Dr Khalil will tell you if it is. do not remove it till the following day visit.
  • DO NOT rub your eyes vigorously for at least three months (Eyes take as long as six months to completely heal. Rubbing disturbs the tissues and delays the healing process and could even cause dislocation of the corneal cap).
  • Refrain from any sporting or water activities for a 2 week period. Diving should be postponed till 4 weeks
  • Avoid wearing eye make-up for 2-3 weeks after your procedure. (Removing make-up could initiate rubbing).
  • Refrain from any heavy lifting, straining, or become sweaty or dirty for a 2-3 week period. (Sweat or dirt in the eyes could initiate rubbing).

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Vision Correction

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Surgeon Experience

Laser Systems Used

Risks and Benifits

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Before LASIK



LASIK Commentaries


Phakic lens Implantation

Refractive Lens Exchange



"I want to thank you for being God's hand in giving me back my sight, such a bless that is worth a fortune. I can’t find words to express my gratitude and gratefulness. The procedure was a piece of cake, it was a painless journey that I feared so much until I was only comforted by your confident and calm voice explaining every step and making it so much easier"

Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo, Egypt

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