Who is not a candidate for eye surgery?
Patients with autoimmune diseases are not good LASIK candidates. Many autoimmune conditions cause dry eye syndrome. A dry eye may not heal well and has a higher risk of post-LASIK infection. Other conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma or cataracts often affect LASIK results.
Do I have to tell my job im having surgery?
Tell your employer, and give them medical documentation, such as a doctor’s note, if requested. Given your right to confidentiality as a patient, it is not required that you expose the details of your surgery to your employer.
Who is not a candidate for laser cataract surgery?
Patients with certain occupations or who participate in sports/activities where there is a high chance of contact to the eyes or head (like a boxer) may not be a good candidate for LASIK. Eye trauma post-surgery can cause flap-related complications.
How to talk to your employer about getting surgery?
Talk openly about when you expect to come back to work and whether you will need special accommodations upon your return. You can also ask your employer if they would like your help training the person who will take over your duties while you are gone. The more helpful you are, the more willing your employer will be to work with you.
When to go back to work after surgery?
Your surgeon and care team will give you specific recovery instructions and let you know when you can head back to work. The process of returning to work after surgery should start before it is time to go back into the office or to your work site.
What happens to your eyesight after LASIK surgery?
LASIK surgery: Increased pain or worsening vision in the days after the surgery. Retinal detachment surgery: You may still experience flashes of light, but they should gradually disappear. If you experience new flashes of light, increased floaters or visual field loss, contact your doctor immediately.
What should I do with my eyes after eye surgery?
Wear protective glasses if there’s a risk dust particles getting in your eyes. Smokers should try to quit for at least the week, but wear protective glasses and avoid the smoke as much as possible if exposed to smoke. Do not rub your eyes. Your eye might itch after surgery, but resist the temptation to rub it.