Lasik Eye Surgery FAQ

If you are interested in refractive surgery, we have compiled some frequently asked questions for you.

Does Lasik Surgery hurt?

Before LASIK surgery, eye drops will be applied to numb your eyes.
As the first step of LASIK, a protective corneal flap is created with an instrument. You will probably feel some pressure on your eye. But this is not painful and takes less than a minute.
When you get home and the anesthesia wears off, it’s common to experience mild eye discomfort for a few hours. Over-the-counter pain medications will ease the discomfort. If you experience significant eye pain after surgery and pain medications are not working, call your LASIK surgeon for advice. However, most patients find that if they experience eye discomfort after LASIK, it is usually relatively mild and improves within a few hours without medication.

Can I Drive Home After Surgery?

No, someone has to drive you home.
Even if your vision appears fairly clear immediately after LASIK, some blurring is common for a few hours after surgery. And the eye drops used during your LASIK procedure will cause your eyes to be light sensitive and watery for several hours.
Transparent protective shields will be placed over your eyes on the way home to prevent you from accidentally rubbing, touching or bumping your eyes after surgery. At your first examination the next day, your eye doctor will check your vision.

Can I Have LASIK If I Have Cataracts?

LASIK surgery is not a solution to vision loss caused by cataracts. Most cataracts worsen over time, requiring cataract surgery. For these reasons, LASIK is generally not recommended for people with cataracts.
However, if you have small congenital cataracts that are stable and do not significantly affect your vision, LASIK can still happen. Even if you have congenital cataracts or other mild, stable cataracts, your eye doctor can advise you on whether you are a good candidate for LASIK.

Can I Have LASIK After Cataract Surgery?

Yes, LASIK can be done after cataract surgery, if needed, which may not be necessary.
In modern cataract surgery, your surgeon can correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism by using a premium intraocular lens to correct your specific refractive errors and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. This type of cataract surgery is called refractive cataract surgery.


Can I Have Cataract Surgery After LASIK?

Yes it can be done. Cataract surgery can be performed after any type of laser procedure such as LASIK, PRK, Epi-LASIK and LASEK.

It would be helpful to provide your cataract surgeon with the records of your eye examinations before your laser procedure.

What If I Blink Or Move During LASIK Surgery?

This is a very common concern, but blinking or moving around during surgery is not a problem.
The drops applied to your eye before the surgery reduce your natural blinking desire. Also, you can’t accidentally blink, as a small device will keep your eyelids open during the procedure.
The movement of your head and body is also not important. Because the surgery takes about 20 minutes for both eyes. During this time, you will lie down on a comfortable, flat, padded surface.

Do I Have To Be Awake During LASIK?

LASIK surgery does not require general anesthesia because it takes less than 10 minutes. If you are afraid of the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will give you sedative medicine before the surgery to help you relax.
Most patients are surprised at how fast it is. You will feel that it is much easier and less stressful than you expected.

Can I Have LASIK If I’m Pregnant?

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect LASIK results. These changes may also affect the healing of the eye after LASIK surgery. Also, during and after surgery, several medications are used and may pose a risk to the baby. This is why most refractive surgeons recommend avoiding LASIK surgery during pregnancy. They recommend waiting a few months after breastfeeding your baby. However, there are cases where it can be done. You should also consult your obstetrician.

Can I Have LASIK If I Have Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a corneal disease that causes thinning of the cornea. Laser refractive surgical procedures correct refractive errors by reshaping the cornea. In this procedure, part of the cornea is removed and the cornea is made thinner. For this reason, LASIK is generally not recommended for anyone with keratoconus.
Have a keratoconus specialist examine your cornea. Your doctor may recommend a procedure to strengthen your cornea for refractive surgery. Depending on the outcome of this procedure, LASIK or another type of refractive surgery may be possible.

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