These symptoms can last up to 12 hours after surgery.
Several hours of rest (with the eyes closed) or sleep is recommended following treatment.
Touching the eyes is completely prohibited in the first days following surgery and the use of sunglasses is advised.
The vision will be blurry for the first 24 to 48 hours. Visual recovery is near complete, but will continue to improve in the first weeks. Low light conditions and closed spaces can reduce the quality of vision during this period.
The patient can return to work within 24 to 48 hours after the surgery.
The first post-operative visit must take place 24 hours after surgery to ensure that the eye has responded well to the treatment.
The second visit takes place 15 days after surgery and the final visit, after one month.
During the post-operative period, the patient must follow a simple and comfortable treatment that involves the use of antibiotic eyewash to prevent any infection and artificial tears that must be applied whenever the eye feels a little dry.
With the use of the latest generation of laser technology we are able to expand the treated optical zone, which in turn has considerably reduced the incidence of night glare. If night glare should occur in the early stages following surgery, it will decline over the next three months. In a small percentage of cases continue to suffer from significant glare that can impede driving at night.
The patient can return to their normal life within a few hours, avoiding extended periods of time away from work.