Question: Can You Shower After PRK Surgery?

You may shower the day after your PRK procedure.

❖ You may return to work and your usual exercise routine once the bandage contact lens has been removed.

When can I shower after PRK?

Keeping your eye closed may help your eye heal. You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week. Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week.

What can you not do after eye surgery?

Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks. Immediately after the procedure, avoid bending over to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye. Don’t expose your eye to irritants such as dust, dirt, wind and pollen during the first few weeks after surgery. Don’t rub your eye after surgery.

How long does it take to heal from PRK?

Because of how the overall surgery process works, it takes a little longer for patients to fully heal from PRK compared to LASIK. This means that you will need help getting home after this outpatient operation, and you may need to take a week to 10 days off work to allow your eye to heal.

Can you shower after Lasik?

Patients can shower normally after LASIK and will be asked to simply avoid shower stream directly to the face, washing the eyelids directly, and drying the eyelids afterwards. So no swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, streams or oceans for at least one week after your LASIK procedure.

Can I watch TV after PRK?

Most patients are able to see well enough to drive 6 – 7 days after their procedure, with the doctor’s approval. ❖ It is not unusual to feel some discomfort following PRK.

How long are you blurry after PRK?

With PRK, you may experience blurry vision for a minimum of 4 days after the surgery and full recovery takes about 4-12 weeks after surgery.

Can I cry after Lasik?

In some cases, crying has not resulted in any harm, in some it has as below. Any rubbing of the eyes immediately after LASIK can pose a risk to the ‘flap’ which has been taken.

What to avoid eating after surgery?

Fresh fruit and vegetables contain both nutrients and fiber, which are essential to healing during your recovery from surgery. While fresh is best, frozen or canned items are also good. Try to emphasize items that are not processed, such as fresh broccoli, and avoid processed foods, such as canned broccoli soup.

Can I watch TV after laser eye surgery?

Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. So it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before watching TV again. Watching TV immediately after the procedure can cause your eyes to strain, and that will negatively affect the healing process.