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Pre and Post Op instructions for patients having AK (Astigmatic Keratotomy)

Since AK is an office procedure, there are no specific instructions for the pre operative period.

 

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Post Op Instructions for Patients Having AK (Astigmatic Keratotomy)

 

AK is a procedure for the reduction of astigmatism. Usually it is done for patients that have too much astigmatism for the Excimer laser to correct. It frequently is a step in preparation, and the final stage being the Excimer Laser to fine tune the refraction.

Since cuts are made in the peripheral cornea near the whit part of the eye, there can be discomfort post operatively. Try extra strength Tylenol. If this does not relieve the discomfort call the office and we will call in a prescription for stronger medication. Remember that most pharmacies close at 8:00 PM. Walgreen is a possible exception.

The discomfort usually goes away in a day or so, sometimes sooner.

Use the drops every four hours while awake.

Rubbing the eyes can make them hurt more, but usually does not cause a serious problem.

You should have an appointment for the next day after the office procedure

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