Post operation care of Lasek and Epi Lasik
Publish date 06-03-2016


Post operation care of Lasek and Epi Lasik eye surgery. Lasek Eye Surgery © 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

Post operation care of Lasek and Epi Lasik



Post operation care consists of eye drops, bandage contact lenses and follow up visits to the clinic.

Combinations of antibiotics eye drops such as tobramycin or ciprofloxacin, Corticosteroid Eye Drops such as dexamethazone or prednisolone and NSAIDs such as diclofenac sodium are applied to the eye.

Bandage contact lens is placed on the operated eye and kept in place till complete healing occur which is usually after 3 to 5 days.

Medications that will be used after surgery are antibiotics, steroid and NSAIDs. They should be used four times daily for the first week.

Frequent lubrication and artificial tears should also be applied. After 1 week the antibiotics should be stopped while the steroid should be tapered over 2 weeks.

Follow-up visits should be 1 day, 1 week, 1month and then after 3-6 months.

Patient should revisit the clinic as soon as possible if he or she noticed any unusual symptoms like severe pain, redness, blurred vision and eye discharge.