|Lasik recovery can be very fast, however not everyone gets
the "20-Minute Miracle"
Lasik is more a six-month process than a 20-Minute Miracle.
Clarity of vision after surgery will depend greatly on the procedure,
your original refractive error, and complications (if any). Patience is a
virtue required of refractive surgery recipients.
It is reported that Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, and Intacs provide vision clarity almost immediately after surgery while PRK, LASEK, and Epi-Lasik may take a few days to weeks.
It is not unusual for the immediate post-operative presence of
complications such as ghosts, arcs, starbursts, halos,
regular and irregular astigmatism, and other potential problems that can significantly
reduce clarity from a short period of time to permanently. Usually
these symptoms dissipate with healing over a period of weeks or
months, however additional treatment may be necessary if such problems
If you are experiencing any difficulty with your post-operative
vision, tell you doctor and ask for a plan-of-action. Don't be surprised
if that plan-of-action is to wait.
The IOL based P-IOL and RLE are significantly more invasive surgeries than Lasik, Bladeless
Lasik, Intacs, PRK, LASEK or Epi-Lasik, and have a very different
and longer recovery period.
If you continue to experience complications after six months,
it is reasonable to assume the complication is permanent and may
require a more aggressive response.
Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?
If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional
or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization.
Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.
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