Worried About Regression After Laser Eye Surgery?
LASIK is commonly used to correct refractive errors, improve vision, and reduce or entirely eliminate the need for glasses or contact lens. For the most part, when the procedure is conducted by a highly qualified medical professional such as those at London Vision Clinic, the procedure is successful and there are no complications. However, in rare cases some patients may experience a regression.
For the most part, this can be easily avoided. The patients have a certain role to play in the success of the procedure and their successful recovery. This role will be clearly explained to them prior to the procedure by our highly qualified medical professionals at London Vision Clinic. This means listening to their surgeon and following basic post-surgery protocol.
Patients who don’t take care of themselves immediately following the procedure are more likely to experience a regression. For example, patients who fail to administer eye drops appropriately and regularly are more likely to experience a regression. Also, patients who fail to let their eyes rest for an adequate amount of time after the procedure are more likely to experience a regression. Eye infections can also cause a regression, but this is very rare, especially with the proper administration of antibacterial eye drops.
At London Vision Clinic, our success rates speak for themselves. To help you to avoid a regression, we will first be absolutely sure that you are the perfect candidate for the procedure. Prior to your procedure, we will explain to you how to care for your eyes after the procedure. We will let you know how long you should be resting your eyes the day of the procedure, for several hours immediately following. We will also walk you through all of the eye drops that you need to use, how often you should be applying them, and how to apply them. The first day it is important to apply eye drops every fifteen minutes after the procedure to ensure a speedy and successful recovery. If you have any doubts about what you should or shouldn’t be doing, experience any discomfort, or have any concerns, your surgeon will be on call following your procedure.