Eye Drops after Laser Eye Surgery

Eye Drops after Laser Eye Surgery

For some time after the surgery you will need to use eye drops, some of which are anti-inflammatory and some have a lubricating effect. Applying eye drops may seem difficult at first, but it gets easier with practice. Follow these instructions to ensure the utmost comfort after Your procedure.

  • Wash Your hands before applying eye drops.
  • Remove the cap. Do not touch the tip of the dropper.
  • Lean Your head slightly backwards.
  • Pull the lower eyelid a little bit further from the eye and form a “pocket” either by pulling the eyelid downwards with your forefinger or by pulling the eyelid outwards with your thumb and forefinger.
  • Hold the tip of the dropper right above the “eyelid pocket” (you can lean your hand against your face or forehead to keep it steady).
  • Look up and let the drop fall into the “pocket”. Do not touch the eye or eyelid with the tip of the dropper.
  • Close your eyes for 30-60 seconds, after the drop is in Your eye.
  • Before opening Your eyes carefully wipe off the excessive drops from Your closed eyelids with a clean tissue. Then open Your eyes.
  • If You need to use more than one medication at a time, wait for 30 minutes before applying the next one.