Proper Eye Care after LASIK Can Reduce the Risk of Infection
For patients looking for safe, effective, and long-term correction of vision impairment, there is no better option than LASIK surgery. LASIK uses laser technology to reshape the cornea so that the abnormalities that lead to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism can be eliminated. This procedure has helped many patients achieve 20/20 vision or better, and has left patients free of the hassles, costs, and upkeep of glasses and contact lenses. Besides being effective, LASIK is extremely safe. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a degree of risk. Although it is uncommon, one of the greatest risks of LASIK surgery is the development of an infection. Dr. Howard S. Kornstein helps to prevent LASIK infections by providing our White Plains, NY patients with thorough aftercare instructions that will help to ensure that the eyes remain clean and healthy in the days and weeks following surgery.
Caring for the Eyes after LASIKDr. Kornstein has performed countless LASIK procedures, keeps a clean and sterile environment, and uses the most advanced LASIK techniques (blade-free LASIK). All of these are helpful in reducing the already minimal risk of infection after LASIK. Still, it is important that patients do their part to help reduce the risk of infection as well. This includes properly caring for the eyes after LASIK and carefully following provided post-care instructions. Some of the steps that patients can take to protect the eyes from infection after LASIK include the following:
- Use provided eye drops as directed (patients are likely to be provided with an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drop)
- Use artificial tears or lubricating eye drops frequently throughout the day to keep the eyes moist
- Wear the protective eye shield for the first day after surgery (this will help prevent patients from inadvertently scratching or rubbing the eyes)
- Avoid wearing make-up, lotions, or other facial cosmetics for the first week of recovery
- Avoid dusty or smoky environments that could cause the eyes to become damaged
- Do not go in a pool or hot tub for at least three weeks after LASIK surgery
- Avoid contact sports or other activities that could result in eye injury for several weeks after treatment
Seeking TreatmentDespite a patient’s best efforts, the risk of infection following LASIK can never be completely eliminated. If a patient suspects that an infection has developed, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Fortunately, most infections are minor and can be treated quickly.
Contact UsLASIK is one of the safest and most effective refractive surgeries available. If you are interested in improving your vision for good, contact us at Maple Eye and Laser Center to learn more about LASIK surgery. Dr. Howard S. Kornstein would be happy to answer any questions you have.
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