Patient Comments: Lasik Eye Surgery - Experience

Please describe how you prepared for LASIK eye surgery.

Comment from: coeftw, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 20

In preparation for Lasik Eye surgery, you should stop using any lotions, perfumes, creams and makeup, two days before the surgery to prevent any debris from getting in the eye. Three nights before surgery, at bedtime, you should scrub and wash in and around your eyes with baby shampoo and baby oil to prevent the chance of any type of infection. Besides that, there is nothing left for you to do besides get a good night sleep prior, and arrive for your appointment an hour prior, just as a routine your doctor will tell you about. If you are going to be taking any anxiety medication (usually they will give a 5 mg valium), wait until you arrive and are instructed to take anything as you will have 45 minutes to let it kick in and relax you if you are feeling nervous. I did everything I was told and was in and out of the surgery room and all done within 15 minutes. You can read hundreds of pages about the procedure, but the more you read the more nervous you will get as I found nothing I read came close to how the actual surgery was. Good luck.

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Comment from: DOGBsm, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I have had a full hysterectomy, gallbladder removed, and tummy tuck surgeries in the last 30 years. Now I feel tightness in my abdominal area and I stay swollen. In the lower pelvic region it feels like I have a knot in it when I bind to dry off, and I have shortness of breath just drying off, and heartburn and burning in my chest if do certain movements, I think because of adhesions.

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