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Refractive surgery

by e-doc » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:50 pm

I'm going to get refractive surgery. Anybody have any information about healing time and climbing. I plan to got to Cascades in May. Surgery before or after?

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Re: Refractive surgery

by Tinman27 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:52 pm

chaberton wrote:Hi e-doc,
The recovery period after refractive surgery (on average, depending if the surgery is intra or extra ocular), lasts two weeks.
Past which, if the findings at follow-up are good, one can also go skiing (then, no problem to climb).
It is essential to protect your eyes with specific sunglasses with a total protection against UV, for several months.
That's all.
All the best.

I had PRK done in 2006, and cannot stress enough the importance of wearing sunglasses at ALL times while outside no matter what the sky looks like. I talked to a guy who was having his redone because he didn't wear sunglasses for 6 months in Iraq, and said he had so much scar tissue it was like looking through 300ft of screen door.

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