Nearsightedness surgery - discharge; Radial keratotomy - discharge; Refractive surgery - discharge; LASIK - discharge
You had refractive corneal surgery to help improve your vision. This surgery corrects mild-to-moderate nearsightedness. You no longer need to wear glasses or contacts to see things that are far away. Your surgery probably took less than 30 minutes. You may have had the surgery in both eyes.
You will have a shield over your eye when you go home after surgery. This will keep you from rubbing or putting pressure on your eye. It will also protect your eye from being hit or poked.
Symptoms or problems you may have at first are:
For the 1 to 6 months after surgery, you may:
You will probably see your doctor 1 or 2 days after surgery. Your doctor will tell you what activities you can do. Common guidelines are:
Your doctor may give you eye drops to help prevent infection or reduce inflammation or soreness.
You will need to take care of your eyes:
Call your doctor if you have:
Also call your doctor if your vision or other symptoms are getting worse.
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