You will have an appointment to be seen on the next day after your laser procedure. At
that time, your vision will be checked. Vision is always blurry for up to several days after PRK/LASEK surgery; so do not be discouraged if your vision is not clear
You can expect varied amounts of postoperative pain and discomfort on the first day or two after the procedure. This pain is often scratchiness, as if something is in your eye. The amount of discomfort varies. For most people this pain is mild. This pain will lessen 24-28 hours after your procedure. If necessary, you may take oral pain medications to ease your discomfort. Take this medication with food.
The contact lens that was placed in your eye at the end of your laser procedure will usually be left in place for 4-6 days. Please do not attempt to remove or exchange this lens. If the contact lens falls out of your eye, please do not attempt to reinsert it; call Ms. McCreery at 01-2103653 or the laser center at 01-2064337 to discuss the appropriate next steps. If out of normal working hours call the main Blackrock Clinic line at 01-2832222 and they will get in touch with Ms. McCreery.
The corneal surface of most PRK/LASEK patients will heal by 3-5 days after the laser procedure
Avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after your laser procedure.
On day one after your laser operation, you can increase your level of activity some, depending upon how you feel. On day four you can resume most normal activities.
Avoid getting water in your operated eye for one week. If water inadvertently gets in your eye, simply place an additional drop of the antibiotic drop Exocin. However, we recommend that you not swim for two weeks following the surgery.
Do not wear eye makeup or lotions for one week.
At one week, you may resume all of your normal daily activities, except for the two-week restriction on swimming as noted above.
Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or other forms of ultraviolet radiation (such as sun beds). This precaution should be observed one year following the surgery. Please use ultraviolet blocking sunglasses when outdoors in bright sunlight
It is very important to follow the instructions for the medications exactly. You will be given an instruction sheet after the surgery outlining your drop schedule.
Your vision may be quite blurry for at least 7-14 days and it will then gradually improve.
When my husband had his cataract surgery last year, we always felt great confidence in Ms. McCreery and thanks to her and the professional team, Pat made a great recovery and has his quality of life back.
Lasik gave me such great results, I don’t know why I waited. I would recommend Blackrock Eye Care & Ms McCreery to anyone who is eligible for the surgery
For years my son suffered from his squint. When we finally sought treatment, we went to Blackrock Eye Care and the team were fantastic to Mark. He had his treatment and has never looked back, it was life-changing!
Our son Jack (15 months) had a turn in his eye and from the very first appointment with Ms McCreery, we had full confidence in her and of the quality of the treatment Jack would receive. We have had this confidence reinforced at every appointment. Ms McCreery is an absolute expert in working with children and diagnosed immediately the issue and identified a course of action for Jack which involved a surgical procedure. As parents, this was a daunting experience however Ms MCreery’s whole surgical and nursing team were incredible in their attention and thoughtfulness for us and this made all the difference to our experience. The surgery has been a huge success and we are delighted with the outcome. I cannot express enough my gratitude to Ms McCreery and her team and we would highly recommend her to any parent.
I recently had a Lasek procedure with Ms. Kathryn McCreery in December 2016 and the whole experience was very positive . I had a speedy appointment booked at short notice, I went in had my procedure which took no longer than 5 minutes per eye and it all felt as easy as if going for a dental check up. Instantly after the procedure I could see much clearer. A week passed and I had clearer vision than through my contact lenses, i just thought how simple the procedure was and how much relief and benefit it gave. I now have better than 20/20 vision and Keep thinking why didn't I do this before. I also however don't believe it would have been as successful and such a seamless process had I not been looked after by Ms. Kathryn McCreery and her staff who are heavily experienced in this field and would highly recommend her and Blackrock Clinic if you want a more improved quality of life.
I would highly recommend Ms. Kathryn McCreery & her team. They explained everything that I needed to know to make me feel comfortable prior & post laser surgery. My care on the day was fantastic as was the follow up care I have received the days and months after. My advice would be stop thinking about it & do it, you won't regret it, the best decision I have ever made, life changing