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Lasik Recovery

How long is recovery from Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, RLE, and P-IOL?

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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 occur.

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, All-Laser 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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