What to expect after Myopia Laser Surgery?

Post-op Myopia Laser Surgery

It is usually suggested to rest for 2 days after surgery. Il largely depends on the kind of surgery performed. In the case of PRK, Dr. Badalà suggest 4-5 days of rest: for this reason he usually performs the surgery on Thursday in Milan and Catania so that patients can thoroughly rest over the weekend. With PhemtoLASIK, 48hrs are enough to be able to go back to a normal life. There are usually no specific restrinctions for everyday activities, but it is obviously forbidden to touch the operated eye with dirty hands.

  • It is possible to go to the swimming pool or sea 1 month after surgery, with protective goggles.
  • It is possible to drive as soon as the cornea heals and the vision achieved is considered enough to do so; this of course depends on the degree of the myopia. The best thing to do is ask the ophthalmologist for advice on the matter.

It may happen to experience visual tiredness, especially when reading, during the first months; this happens because the eye is still adapting itself to the new focusing manner..

Myopia Laser Surgery Complications

When using latest generation lasers, it is very rare to experience complications in this kind of surgery.

It is fundamental to do all the pre-op exams available, such as corneal topography and tomography exams, corneal pachymetry, pupillometry and, if needed, aberrometry. With these exams it is possible to spot the optimal candidates for this kind of surgery, and which patients show a higher risk of complications (in this case it is best to chose a different kind of surgery or give up).

Most frequent complications (but extremely rare) are related to an incomplete myopia correction: in this case it is possible to perform another laser surgery or go back to glasses and contact lenses.

A more serious complication could be an infection: this is why it is importart to follow a strich hygiene protocol for the first few days after surgery, using antibiotic eyedrops (under medic prescription). In any case, your ophthalmologist will evaluate every single case in detail.

Marco Scola, Milan

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From fear to joy! I was diagnosed with cataract, but my greatest wish was to correct also my high myopia and fear had always stuck me.

After a careful research I set up a visit with Dr. Badala and I immediately unders... Keep on reading this reviewtood that I was on the right way. With just one surgery, the doctor freed me from cataracts, myopia (more than 20 diopters) and astigmatism(about 3 diopters).

Surgery took place in the operating room, I had the shirts, the electrodes for monitoring and, given that I chose local anesthesia to do not see or hear anything, they give me a shot near the eye.

Only six hours after surgery, removing the bandage, I had already noticed an improvement in eyesight. Just to be safer, I slept with a protective shell. The next day I did the check-up and, seeing that it was successful, I set up the other eye surgery 10 days later.

Just one month from both surgeries I had the great joy of being able to see 10/10 for the first time in my life. My life has completely changed and I am very satisfied with the result.