What happens if I accidentally rubbed my eye after LASIK?
If your eyes or eyelids are accidentally rubbed or bumped, there is a chance the flap could be displaced following LASIK or that the corneal epithelium could be disturbed following PRK.
Can you ever rub your eyes again after LASIK?
As a good rule of thumb, you should only put light pressure (with no rubbing) on the eyes for the first two weeks post-op. After this time, and for a couple of months, it is okay to gently rub your eyes.
Can I rub 2 weeks after LASIK?
It’s very hard to avoid touching your eyes, but you should not touch or rub your eyes for at least two weeks after your LASIK procedure. Rubbing or touching your eyes can interfere with the recovery process.
How long after laser eye surgery can I rub my eyes?
After week one, you will have a hard time dislodging the flap even if you rub your eyes excessively. However, as a precaution, it’s advised to be very wary of rubbing your eyes, particularly in the first week, and most clinics should provide you with eye shields to protect them while sleeping.
How can I tell if my LASIK flap has moved?
In the very unlikely event that your LASIK flap has moved, you will definitely know it. A flap dislocation would cause notable pain, discomfort, excessive watering in the eye, and/or blurred vision.
How long do eyes feel gritty after LASIK?
Dry Eyes: Dryness in the eyes is a side effect that should be expected for any patient having LASIK. It is normal and expected for patients to experience a sensation of grittiness or a sandy feeling in the eye following the procedure. This sensation usually tends to resolve itself over the first 1-3 months.
Can LASIK flap dislodged?
During the first 24 hours after LASIK surgery, flap dislocation can occur as a result of mechanical disruption. Significant pain and severely reduced vision are common signs that this complication has occurred.
Does corneal flap ever heal?
The corneal flap begins healing immediately after the LASIK procedure. In fact, with the use of a LASIK flap, the corneal tissue can be as much as 90% healed within 24 hours. During the first day or two after surgery, the outer surface of the cornea, known as the epithelium, seals the edges of the corneal flap.
Do they touch your eye during LASIK?
The most uncomfortable part of LASIK surgery, according to what our patients tell us, is the pressure from the laser. When the excimer laser is being used, a suction device will touch your eye to keep it still. This is good – it means you won’t move your eyes during surgery and mess up the treatment.