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How long after LASIK can I use preservative drops?

How long after LASIK can I use preservative drops?

Preservative-free artificial tears should be used frequently after the surgery, especially the first week. Use the preservative-free artificial tears 4 to 6 times a day (or more) for the first week. Your doctor may prescribe Restasis to decrease dryness and improve tear function and visual outcome.

What do steroid drops do after LASIK?

The use of steroids Corticosteroids are often used after LASIK to reduce postoperative inflammation and to relieve dry eye symptoms.

Is refresh Optive safe?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain, change in vision, continued eye redness/irritation. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.

Can you overuse eye drops after LASIK?

Answer: Artificial Tears After LASIK You cannot overuse artificial tears. It is like putting moisturizer on the skin. The more the better after surgery. If you find the drops are bothering you, you may be sensitive to the preservatives and can switch to preservative free drops.

Is dry eye permanent after LASIK?

Post-LASIK dry eye symptoms are usually mild, and they typically don’t last long. However, in some cases dry eye can persist for months or years. The reason so many people experience dry eye following LASIK is that the creation of the corneal flaps affects the nerves that regulate the production of tears.

What are the side effects of Optive eye drops?

Side effects of Optive Eye Drop

  • Eye irritation.
  • Burning eyes.
  • Eye discomfort.
  • Eye itching.
  • Eye pain.

When do dry eyes go away after LASIK?

Post-LASIK dry eye usually peaks in the first few months after surgery, and then symptoms begin to improve in the vast majority of patients at 6–12 months after surgery. Corneal refractive surgeons also report dry eyes as the most common complication of LASIK [10]. Quality of life can be severely affected by dry eyes.