LASEK/PRK Post Procedure Care Instructions

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Day of Procedure​​​​​​​

  • You will have contact lenses in your eyes as protection until your first post-operative appointment.

  • DO NOT TOUCH / RUB / SQUEEZE YOUR EYES until contact lenses are taken out.

  • You may experience excessive tearing as well as irritation/stingy/burning.

For 1 week

  • Don’t use eye make-up.

  • Be careful taking a shower to avoid getting shampoo and soap in the eyes.

  • Avoid dirty or dust-filled environments.

  • Avoid getting any sweat in your eyes.

  • Use sunglasses (provided) outdoors to protect against light sensitivity. Ultraviolet filtering sunglasses are recommended thereafter to reduce the risk of long-term eye problems to which we are all susceptible

For 2 weeks

  • No swimming.

  • No contact or racquet sports or any activity that will increase your chances of getting hit in the eye.

Lie down to instill drops. If possible, have someone else instill the drops and make sure whoever is instilling the drops washed their hands. Please shake eye drops before application and keep eyes closed for 1 min after application. To avoid washing out the previously applied drops, please wait at least 5-10 minutes before applying the next solution.

Instructions Antibiotic Drops
1) Tobramycin
2) Ciprofloxacin
Pain Relief Tablets
Continue as needed or until tablets last (optional)
Comfort Drops
Continue as needed or until solution lasts (optional)
Clear Plastic Shields (provided)
to cover your eyes while sleeping
1 drop per eye 1 drop per eye 1 drop per eye
Day of Surgery Every 2 hours Every 4-5 hours No more than once per hours Every time you sleep
Next Day 6 times per day Every 4-5 hours No more than once per hours Every time you sleep
Next Day 6 times per day Every 4-5 hours No more than once per hours Every time you sleep
Next Day 6 times per day Every 4-5 hours Every time you sleep
Next Day 6 times per day
Next Day 6 times per day

Example:
Day of Surgery - Wednesday

Instructions Antibiotic Drops
1) Tobramycin
2) Ciprofloxacin
Pain Relief Tablets
Continue as needed or until tablets last (optional)
Comfort Drops
Continue as needed or until solution lasts (optional)
Clear Plastic Shields (provided)
to cover your eyes while sleeping
1 drop per eye 1 drop per eye 1 drop per eye
Day of Surgery: Wed Every 2 hours Every 4-5 hours No more than once per hours Every time you sleep
Thurs 6 times per day Every 4-5 hours No more than once per hours Every time you sleep
Fri 6 times per day Every 4-5 hours No more than once per hours Every time you sleep
Sat 6 times per day Every 4-5 hours Every time you sleep
Sun 6 times per day
Mon 6 times per day

Artificial Tears: (Systane / Refresh / BSS–clear bottle)
Use throughout the day at least 10 times or as needed if you experience any dryness or irritation. It is recommended to keep your eyes well lubricated to help with the healing process. Feel free to refrigerate your drops; it may help your eyes feel less irritation. You can also receive FREE artificial tears by using YELP check-in option when you visit our center.