You will have an appointment in the early post-operative period. At that time, your vision will be checked. Vision is not clear initially after PRK/LASEK surgery but it improves day on day; so do not be discouraged by this.
You can expect mild 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. 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. If the contact lens falls out of your eye, place an anaesthetic eye drop given to you in your medication pack. Do not attempt to reinsert the contact lens – 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 us.
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 will improve over a period of days and is very good one week after your procedure. It continues to improve further and has stabilised by two weeks.
Ms. McCreery carried out laser eye surgery on me about two months ago after 15 years of being totally dependent on glasses, it's hard to imagine I ever wore glasses now! Would 1000% recommend anyone who is considering laser to see Dr McCreery - every step of the process was so easy and I felt very well looked after by her and the entire team at Blackrock Eye Care. Couldn't be happier with my treatment and the results!
After many years weighing up the merits of getting laser eye surgery; I decided to have a consultation with Ms. Kathryn McCreery to establish suitability. The initial assessment was straightforward and the options and considerations were clearly explained to me. The surgery itself (PRK) was incredibly quick and painless. The results were even better than I could have hoped for and I now enjoy a quality of vision that is superior to that which my glasses used to provide. Although there are plenty of practitioners in this field; I went with Blackrock Eye Care as it is medical professional led rather than marketing led. The depth of experience, quality of aftercare and service level are what mattered to me. I highly recommend.
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
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