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Red Spots After Lasik – What is it?
First 2 weeks after LASIK, red spots may appear in the whites of the eyes for 1-2 weeks. This is perfectly normal. Like bruises, blemishes fade over time. Do not rub your eyes for two weeks after surgery. The callus needs to heal correctly. You must not swim in a pool, hot tub, lake, or ocean during the first two weeks. When using a computer, take frequent breaks and artificially water your eyes. Keep soap and water away from your eyes. You can bathe and shower as usual from the day after surgery.
Recovery Post-LASIK Surgery
LASIK Healing speed during recovery varies from person to person. A LASIK surgeon should be able to have good vision 24 hours, 48 hours, one week, and one month after surgery. Some people see tiny red spots after LASIK are broken blood vessels. It is often caused by the pressure of the suction ring used to keep the eye still during surgery and is nothing to worry about. Following your doctor’s instructions, recovery should heal in a week or two as if a bruise heals.
Blood spots in the whites of the eyes do not require treatment. As part of the normal recovery process, the spots will go away in about a week. Patients must use lubricating eye frequently drops after surgery for red eyes associated with dry eyes. Prescribing strong prescription medications for dry eye syndrome and taking omega-3 fatty acids by mouth are also recommended. It also helps prevent pores from entering the eye. The conjunctival vessels are often fragile, and their walls easily rupture, causing subconjunctival hemorrhage. A subconjunctival hemorrhage appears as bright or dark red spots on the eye. Don’t worry about red spots on your eyes. They are purely cosmetic and harmless, self-limiting side effects of LASIK surgery.
After using your computer or mobile phone for 20 minutes, look about 20 feet away for 20 seconds. It goes a long way in preventing excessive eye dryness and improving overall comfort when working with a screen for long periods. Shielding them reduces irritation and speeds up healing. You should wear sunglasses outdoors for the first few weeks to protect your eyes from harmful rays. Safety goggles should be worn at night to avoid injury from the unintentional rubbing of the eyes. As with any open wound, it’s essential to keep the area clean and free of unwanted particles. Avoid dirty or dusty areas, especially during the first week, to avoid irritation from airborne particles. Participating in daily “dirty” activities such as gardening, cleaning, and washing is also discouraged. Smoking can also cause red eyes and increased irritation.
Certain times of the year can be more irritating due to the increased air pollen. Eyes are indeed muscles and should be treated as such. After surgery, muscles need to be recuperated to restore full performance. Against this background, the eyes should not be stressed as much as they usually would and should be given a period of rest to recover. It isn’t easy to do.