I'm not planning to go swimming the day after surgery. I'm just wondering if
there are any issues with opening my eyes under water way after surgery. By
way I mean 6-12 month. Is that even long enough ? Is this something I should
forget about doing ?
Right now it is pointless to open my eyes under water because ... I can't
see a thing :-)
Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance
Email to glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org
I am not a doctor.
Slightly related to your answer: my physician told me that
scuba diving is permitted 2 weeks after the lasik procedure,
I had Lasik in summer (February - Australia here) and I do a lot of swimming
so was bad timing in that regard. I swam a little after 2 weeks with goggles
on then at around 3 weeks I carefully opened my eyes under water. It felt a
little strange at first.
One thing you may find disappointing is that you still don't see real good
under there. Its really not a lot better than before. Bit of a bugger aye.
With goggles on it is great but always was much better pre lasik too. Tell
you what though its great at the beach. You can be out in the surf and look
onto the beach and actually see where you left your towel. Amazing !!!
Like others said here listen to what your doc says. They know best. Be
patient although its hard. I know I was jet skiing after 1 week - lucky I
never fell off.
Hope your lasik goes well. Don't be put off with all the negativity around
here. Some people are born wingers!!
Just in case those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have forgotten,
the seasons are opposite in Australia. February's weather would be
more like August's here.
I was swimmimg in the surf without goggles about a month after Lasik.
I agree with your comments about not seeing any better under water! Oh
well, can't always get everything you want!
"Rodo" <dsp...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
With a gazillion things living in every cubic meter!
"Glenn - USAEyes.org" <glenn.hage...@USAEyes.org> wrote in message
One of Dr G's most common points here is that very few eyes are "lost"
to bacterial infections that completely eat a cornea, but one of the
most dangerous microbes to do so is acanthomoeba, which lives in a lot
of dirty rivers and lakes.