The LASIK procedure causes little or no discomfort and no needles are used. Instead, Dr. Lahners uses anesthetic drops to numb the eye just before surgery begins. After a LASIK procedure, the patient may feel a slight gritty sensation for a few hours, but should be quite comfortable after taking a short nap. Dr. Lahners…
After a mini-facelift, discomfort will likely be minimal, but can be controlled with oral pain medication if needed and cold compresses.
There may be a red, crusted appearance for eight or more days with the heavier CO² laser or just four days with the Active FX laser. Make-up can be worn in 4-10 days to cover residual pinkness which can last for three months with heavier laser treatments.
Don't be alarmed at the presence of bruising and swelling. The swelling will begin to disappear within the first seven days. Many patients return to work with the help of camouflaging cosmetics at about five days post-operative.
Patients experience minimal discomfort, which usually clears up within a day; however many patients do not feel much pain following surgery. If there is any pain or discomfort, the patient can be comforted with oral medication.
Absolutely. Artificial tears are a comfort solution, not a prescription medication. It’s an over-the-counter bottled eye drop you can use all day long whenever you want.
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We keep it pretty simple for you. We will make sure your instructions are written down and we will always be available for you to call us. We know how easy it is to forget and how confusing it can be.
I’m happy to tell you, if you’re planning cataract surgery, it is not necessary to stop any of your blood thinners, including aspirin and Coumadin. We try to keep you on your normal daily routine and not make this difficult or change things up. There’s only a little adjusting to your normal lifestyle when planning…