How to Take Precautions After LASIK Eye Surgery

Precautions After LASIK Eye Surgery – Post Operation Care

Vision problems affect many at some point in their lives. Having a clear vision thereon could seem bleak. However, with LASIK eye surgery, there’s a high possibility of vision correctness and low dependency on corrective eyewear like glasses and contact lenses. Now, preparing for eye surgery forms only one part of the job; the successive precautions say a great deal about the success of the surgery and how well you will be able to see.

So, today we will learn more about LASIK eye surgery, what it entails, and how post-operative care in LASIK makes all the difference in its success. Remember, when it comes to eye care, taking maximum precautions deems vital to prevent any avoidable risks.

What is Lasik Eye Surgery?

LASIK or laser in-situ keratomileusis eye surgery involves the use of lasers to correct vision problems. LASIK solves vision problems like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism. It reshapes the cornea for the light to focus on the retina in the back of your eye.

It benefits those with blurry vision or those suffering from refractive error. Moreover, with very little pain involved, LASIK does not need any bandages or stitches post-surgery. In case of vision changes due to age, your ophthalmologist or eye doctor can adjust the vision at any time. Additionally, any dependency on glasses or contact lenses reduces after getting LASIK done. However, you need to make sure that you are eligible for the surgery and prepare for the risks involved (if any).

Read more: Benefits and Advantages of LASIK Eye Surgery


Post-Operative Care in Lasik Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery takes no more than few minutes to perform. However, the recovery process depends on how well you follow the instructions given by your ophthalmologist. Post-operative care in LASIK is of utmost importance given the sensitivity of the area involved in the surgery.

The following precautions will help with the recovery process and determine the success of the surgery.

  • Do not take a shower or wash your hair until the day after the surgery.
  • Avoid showering, washing of hair, etc. with non-sterile water, and do not allow it into your eyes during the first few days after your surgery.
  • Keep soap out of your eye while showering, and avoid using hair spray and shaving lotion for a few days.
  • Do not rub your eyes.
  • In case you need to use eye drops, use the ones prescribed by your doctor.
  • Get your doctor’s OK first before you begin driving again.
  • Do not wear eye makeup for at least a week after surgery to avoid an infection.
  • Your eyes will likely be sensitive to light for some time so, wear dark sunglasses.
  • Avoid dusty and polluted environments for at least a week.
  • Sun rays may cause irritation of the eyes, so wear sunglasses on bright mornings.
  • Call your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual side effects.
  • Follow-up with your doctor to ensure you do not miss out on any vital precautionary measures.

Read more: FAQ About LASIK Eye Surgery


What is The Recovery Time of LASIK Laser Eye Procedure?

As mentioned earlier, the recovery time after LASIK eye surgery depends on how well you follow the doctor’s instructions and take the necessary precautionary measures post-surgery. Follow-up visits with the doctor help monitor your progress and healing time. Most patients get cleared to perform the usual daily activities like driving 24 hours after the procedure. But, it also depends on several other factors such as your original prescription, the technology used for your LASIK eye surgery, and how your body reacts to the surgery. Taking all of this into account, the healing process for your eyes should start immediately, and with a proper post-op schedule, your vision problem should never see the light of the day again.

Read more: How to Choose the Right LASIK Hospital in India for Your Eye Surgery?



The benefits of LASIK eye surgery show that it is a safe procedure and improves your vision to a great extent. It only comes with mild discomfort in some individuals but, with expert guidance, this surgery to correct your vision problems can turn out successful. Remembering to follow the post-operative care measures will help with your healing process, and you will quickly return to your regular daily routine within no time.

Dada Laser Eye Institute’s expert ophthalmologists in India guide you through the entire process, explain the risks involved, share their knowledge, and make sure you find it comfortable to take the plunge and go through with the vision correction process. You can get in touch with the experts and get proper consultation by giving us a call at (+91) 992 299 5549 or visit our website to fill out a form

lasik risk and complications


LASIK procedure is helpful in living a life independent of glasses and contact lenses.

Most of the risk can be avoided by proper selection of individual for Lasik.

It’s extremely rare to get complication with significant visual loss after Lasik. The advancement in technology has reduced rate of complications drastically. This includes Bladeless  ReLex SMILE,  Femto Laser (Bladeless Lasik) technology and new age Microkeratomes (Blade Lasik).

Risk and complications of Lasik can be treated successfully by medical treatment or minor touch up procedures in most of the cases.

Treatment of Lasik Risks and Lasik complications

  1. Dry Eyes after Lasik: drink enough water (weight X 40= water in ml e.g. 60 kg X 40 = 2400 ml / 2.4 lit). Use lubricating eye drops or immune modulator eye drops like Cyclosporin
  2. Haze or blurry vision: may remain for few days in some individuals and goes with natural healing, lubricating eye drops and Omega 3 Fatty Acid rich food or Tablets
  3. Enhancement: for remaining number (under correction or over correction)
  4. Lasik Flap folds or wrinkles: repositioning flap with mild Lasik Flap Ironing and contact lens for 1-2 days
  5. Lasik Flap displacement: repositioning of flap with contact lens for 1-2 days
  6. Epithelial Ingrowth: cleaning surface with medicated solution
  7. Infection: Use of 4th generation antibiotics for infection control
  8. Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis (DLK) or “Sands of Sahara”: use of anti-inflammatory medications and in advanced cases cleaning flap
  9. Keratectasia or Keratoconus: Avoid eye rubbing, scleral contact lens, C3R & Intacs
  10. Decentred Ablation: not seen these days due to use of active eye tracking and Iris registration by New generation Lasers used all over world. It was occurring in few cases when passive eye tracking method was used.

By understanding few simple yet significant points you will be able to decide whether the Lasik surgery is ideal for you

  1. Just like every figure print is unique similarly every human eye is unique. Fact is even an individual’s 2 eyes are dissimilar. Your right eye and Left eye is also not exactly the same.
  2. Before undergoing any of the eye surgery or Lasik Treatment it is must and utmost important that people understand how their eyes work and what is best for their eyes.
  3. Lasik, the number corrective surgery is done only after detailed and thorough checking of your eyes. Pre-Lasik testing includes following:-
    • Age above 18 years and if cylindrical number more than 3 above 21 years
    • Eye power
    • Eye pressure (intra ocular pressure IOP)
    • Corneal aberrations (abnormalities )
    • Corneal curvature (shape of cornea , topography, pentacam)
    • Thickness of cornea or Pachymetry
    • Retina examination

Once all these tests results are favourable and positive one can go to next level i.e. surgery.

  1. An experienced lasik surgeon will guide you only on the basis of the testing which are done prior. Because it is very important for your eyes to undergo personalized treatment which has best results and no side effect after the procedure.


  • Very thin cornea (Implantable contact lens Can be a option)
  • If you are pregnant or lactating female.
  • Severely dry eyes.
  • Certain problems / degeneration in retina or other parts of the eye.
  • Very unstable spectacle power.

LASIK procedure is widely used procedure across the globe to provide correction of number and it is acceptable by the WHO and other governments like USA FDA.

It is successful hence it is so popular among all the age groups.

Taking expert’s guidance and choosing the best doctor will make your DREAM to see without specs even more exciting and memorable.