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POST-OPERATIVE RECOVERY

Visual recovery with LASIK is very quick. Most patients can expect to have blurry vision immediately after Lasik, but this clears dramatically by the next day. While most of the visual recovery occurs within the first few days, it make take 1-3 months for full recovery. Most people see well enough to pass the driver's test by the day after Lasik. Postoperative discomfort is minimal. Most of this presents as a foreign body sensation, a scratchy feeling, that can be treated with artificial teardrops. The postoperative eyedrops consist of antibiotic and steroid eyedrops, each four times a day (usually for 1 week), and frequent artificial tear drops (usually preservative-free) for as long as 2-4 weeks. Dry eye is very common after Lasik, and is usually temporary.

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