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Vision Correction Surgery (cont.)

Next Steps

Follow-up appointments will vary according to the individual surgeon. In some instances, a comanaging eye-care practitioner may assist with the postoperative follow-up care.

  • In general, you will be seen the day after surgery to ensure that the flap is smooth, with no striae or wrinkles, and to rule out any signs of infection or inflammation, such as DLK (diffuse lamellar keratitis, a type of clouding of the cornea).
  • At this point, you will be kept on eyedrops. Drops may include an antibiotic drop and a steroid drop, used four times a day. The drops are continued for one week following surgery after which you are seen again in the office. Usually, the vision is near 20/20 on the first visit and then you can resume your normal schedule.
  • Follow-up visits are typically scheduled for one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year after surgery.
  • You will be advised to avoid using eye makeup for at least one week after surgery. Activities such as swimming are discouraged for about two weeks after surgery.

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