Immediately after the procedure, eye may burn, itch, mild pain, tear or water, vision will probably be hazy or blurry. Rubbing eye could dislodge the flap. Patients may experience sensitivity to light, glare, starbursts or haloes around lights, or the whites of eye may look red or bloodshot.
These symptoms should improve considerably within the first few days after surgery. Patient may also be advised to use artificial tears to help lubricate the eye and not to use wearing a contact lens in the operated eye, even if vision is blurry.
During the first few months after surgery, vision may fluctuate.
• It may take up to three to six months for vision to stabilize after surgery.
• Glare, haloes, difficulty driving at night, and other visual symptoms may also persist during this stabilization period.