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What is and isn’t allowed during the postoperative period?

In the postoperative period you should not be taking steroids. High physical activity can increase intraocular pressure that can lead to negative consequences after the operation. From the second week after the laser surgery, minor physical activity is allowed for athletes and with time they can be gradually increased.

It is also an important to note that nearsighted patients often suffer from different defects on eye grounds such as thinning, dystrophy, stretching, traction, etc. Often intensity of these changes is in direct proportion to the degree of myopia. If Dr. Dello Russo finds any defects on your eye grounds, he would recommend a laser strengthening of the retina. After strengthening the retina you should follow the recommendations regarding the limitations in your lifestyle. This may be a combination of exercise , driving, and other activities. Women who are pregnant should come in for regular check ups.

General tips

In the first days after surgery, the skin around the eyes, eyelids should be wiped using boiled water. Wash your hair with your head tilted back so that soapy water does not leak into the eye. You can wash the eye’s area with detergents only 1 month after the procedure. All other personal hygiene routines can be kept the same.

If an eyelash falls into your eye, it should be washed with eye drops that you use. Always be wary of objects and dust falling into your eyes. The displacement of the corneal flap requires immediate address for surgical help.

Make up should not be used until after the 3rd or 4th week. It is important to keep foreign objects away from your eye.

After the surgery keep your eyelids protects. Sunbathing in the first summer season after your procedure is not recommended. After the operation, sunbathing is possible for 20-30 minutes in the morning and evening. You should make sure that you do not get a sunburn and that your sunglasses have UV protection during the summer.

You should try taking vitamin C so that you are less likely to develop or catch a cold.

Sexual relations are not limited.

If you are trying to get pregnant, you should avoid having intercourse for 2-3 months after surgery, which associated with the use of hormonal medications.

If you are shortsighted, you can get to work, when the vision will be restored in the near distance (1-3 weeks, depending on the degree of myopia and age).

A normal check up schedule at Dello Russo Laser Vision are 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery.