Preparation for Complete Eye Examination
Before the complete examination, the patient should take the following precautions;
· If you are contact lens wearer, they should be removed off at least 3 days for soft contact lens and at least 7 days for hard, semi hard or rigid gas permeable lens prior to the appointment date.
The reason why contact lens needed to be removed off prior to the examination is that wearing contacts lens for a long time could change the cornea curvature. Therefore, the refraction has changed as well. Stop wearing them for a while will allow the shape and the curvature of eye to revert back to its natural shape, enabling us to get more accurate measurement and most success vision surgery.
· Due to the blurry vision that results after the dilatation of the pupil, it is recommended that the patient be accompanied by a friend or relative. Dilation causes the eyes to become extremely light sensitive and the patient might not be able to drive a vehicle after this.
· Bring a pair of sun glasses is recommended.
· It will take 2-3 hours for the complete eye examination.
Preparation for Operation
· Take a blood test for Anti-HIV or bring test results with you when you arrival.
· Removed contact lens off prior to the appointment date.
- at least 3 days for soft contact lens
- at least 7 days for hard, semi hard or rigid gas permeable contact lens.
· Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the appointment time.
· Please do not wear any perfume or body-spray that contains alcohol (or any volatile agent) because such thing may affect the laser system.
· Please wash your hair, bathing, clipping the nails, for maintaining good personal hygiene.
· Wear loose comfortable clothing.
· Make arrangements for a friend or relative accompany you to come to surgery and escort you home after surgery.
· It will take about 2 hours for the operation process.
The symptoms that might occur a few hours after the operation
· If there is an excess of tears or discomfort or itching around your eyes, do not take the eye shield off. You should use soft cotton to gently clean around the eye shield.
· You may experience some discomfort, irritation or foreign body sensation.
· In some cases, you may feel mild pain and your doctor may suggest you take a mild pain reliever.
· Get rest and try to keep both eyes closed. We advise against watching television or reading, since these activities only irritate your treated eye(s). If you cannot sleep, it is suggested to take low dose sleeping pills, which will be provided
The symptoms that might occur during the first week after the operation
· Red Spots: During the procedure, tiny blood vessels might burst, leaving a red spot on the white of the eye. These are harmless and disappear within a few days or weeks.
· Light sensitivity: you may feel your eyes irritated when exposed to bright lights indoors or outdoors. Wearing sunglasses after surgery can help protect your eyes from bright lighting.
· Vision fluctuation: While your eyes are healing, it is normal for your vision to go back and forth between clear and blurry. However, vision will continue to improve, and best possible vision can still take 1-4 weeks to occur.