What can I expect the day after my surgery?
What can I expect the day of my surgery?
September 1, 2016
What can I expect 2 days after surgery?
September 1, 2016

What can I expect the day after my surgery?

  • Continue to use your eye drops as directed for 5 days.  Allow about 3 minutes between the drops.
  • Use preservative-free artificial tears every 2-4 hours.  You can switch to Theratears brand of tears if you desire after 3 months
  • You may shampoo your hair, but avoid getting any water directly into your eyes.
  • You may wear facial make-up but no eyeliner or mascara.
  • Wear your shields for the next 3-5 nights.
  • Restrict movement to light activities. Work should probably be avoided.  Work at home is acceptable.
  • Driving short distances after the eye examination is okay if adequate vision is confirmed at the follow up visit.
  • Reading and watching TV is acceptable as long as adequate eye lubrication is maintained.
  • Flying in airplanes is okay but keep eyes generously lubricated (every 30 minutes)-airplanes have very dry air.