How long does it take to recover from laser iridotomy?
There is no recovery time following a laser iridotomy, though your vision may be blurry for a few minutes afterward. You may also experience sensitivity to light for a few days, but prescription eye drops help with this symptom.
When can I drive after laser iridotomy?
You should not drive for 24 hours following the treatment. You will be given short-term eye drops to use at home for a few weeks after the laser procedure. We will see you in clinic again after a few weeks to check the pressure in the eyes has stabilised and ensure that the holes made are working correctly.
How long is vision blurry after laser iridotomy?
You may experience some redness, eye discomfort, sensitivity to bright light and blurry vision for up to three days after the procedure.
Can I read after laser iridotomy?
Reading will be easier and glare will decrease. Occasionally, light gets through the new lasered hole in the iris and causes a sparkly light effect. This is not common, but can happen.
Can I exercise after laser iridotomy?
Please refrain from heavy physical activity or lifting for 3- 4 days after surgery. Take your usual glaucoma eye drops unless instructed differently. Return for a follow-up appointment 1week after your laser surgery.
Can I go back to work after iridotomy?
Patients will be provided with a prescription of medicated eye drops to use after treatment. It is very important that patients use these eye drops as directed by theophthalmologist. Patients may resume their normal daily activities the day after receiving laser iridotomy treatment.
How long after LASIK Can I watch TV?
Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. Because of this, it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before watching TV.
Does iridotomy hurt?
Laser Iridotomy Surgery is Nearly Painless Many people are concerned about possible pain and side effects of laser iridotomy. Generally speaking, the procedure is nearly painless. Your eye is anesthetized with numbing eye drops, and a small lens is placed on the surface of the eye to help focus the laser.