What should you expect after photorefractive keratectomy?
You'll wear a bandage contact for the first 5 to 7 days after surgery. You'll see the eye doctor 1 to 3 days after the procedure. Once your eye's surface is healed, your doctor will remove the bandage lens. You’ll see the eye doctor a few times during the next six months. Your vision may be blurry for the first few weeks. You might need glasses to read or drive at night. The doctor will prescribe drops to prevent infection and keep your eyes moist. They might sting or blur your vision for a few seconds. Don’t use any drops your doctor hasn’t approved. You should be ready to drive within 1 to 3 weeks. It'll take 6 weeks to 6 months to see your best.
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