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- an ophthalmological examination and measuring the cornea’s thickness (pachymetry).
- An analysis of the corneal topography
It is strongly recommended to stop wearing rigid or flexible lenses3 weeks before the operation. Make-up and make-up removal products are forbidden 48 hours before the operation and for 1 week after the operation.
At the end of the operation, a few drops of an antibiotic eye drops are instilled into the eye and a transparent plastic protective patch is placed over the eye. It can be replaced by protective sun glasses.
A feeling of discomfort will persist for a few hours and will disappear completely. When the anaesthesia has worn off there will be some irritation of the eye.
Frequently the eye feels dry. Artificial tears can relieve this feeling of dryness. A transparent patch is placed over the eye to protect it from shocks. It can be replaced by non prescription sunglasses. The patch should be worn constantly until the day after the operation, and then only at night for the first 5 nights.
Normal activities can be resumed the next day. The surgeon’s instructions must be followed. For the first few weeks it is advisable not to rub or to press the eyes. The sun and UV are to be avoided.
Sports activities can be resumed 8 days after the operation except for nautical activities which are contra-indicated for 1 month. Make-up is contra-indicated for 10 days.
The eye may be reddish or red for a few days. Some secretions are possible.
Treatment starts approx. 2 to 3 hours after the operation, once you are back home.
Please do not stop the treatment unless advised by your doctor to do so,
Vision is progressively restored after a few hours, both from close and from far.
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