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Health Tip: Lasik Surgery Aftermath

What you should expect

(HealthDayNews) -- After Lasik eye surgery, healing is relatively fast, but you may want to take a few days off, recommends the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Here's what to expect as you recover:

  • It's normal to experience a mild burning sensation for a few hours after surgery, but don't rub your eyes.
  • Your vision will probably be blurry the day of surgery, but it should improve considerably by the next day.
  • Don't drive until your vision has improved enough to do so safely.
  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs and whirlpools for two weeks after surgery.
  • Report any aggravating or unusual side effects to your doctor immediately.
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