Frequently Asked Questions About Phakic IOL

Life after surgery

Q What action should be taken when foreign matter gets into the surgically treated eye?
A Do not attempt to remove it in an unreasonable manner; instill eye drops for dry eyes to flush it out or simply allow it to flow out by itself along with tears.

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Q Is it alright to rub the eye?
A Please be mindful to avoid rubbing the eye right after the surgery because the wound may not have completely closed.

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Q How long after phakic IOL surgery is makeup allowed?
A Although facial makeup is allowed after the follow-up exam a day after surgery, please avoid any eye makeup for one week after the surgery.

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Q When can one resume work after phakic IOL surgery?
A Please stay in a restful environment for two or three days after the surgery and consult with a doctor before engaging in any strenuous job outdoors.

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Q When can one resume sports after phakic IOL surgery?
A If the postoperative recovery proceeds without problems, after a month, one may swim or participate in sports that do not subject the eye to any direct impact.

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Q Will people around me notice the implanted lens?
A Intraocular lenses are generally unnoticeable. They are visible, however, at a very close range.

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Q Will patients who underwent phakic IOL surgery be incompatible for other surgical treatments or have other problems in the future?
A Phakic IOLs would have to be removed prior to any cataract surgery or some other types of surgery.

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