Instructions after surgery PRK


After surgery, your eyesight will be relatively blurry and likely to hurt.

You may also have the following symptoms:

  • Foreign body sensation
  • Itching
  • Tearing
  • Redness
  • Swelling of the eyelids
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Headache

Immediately after the operation, try to keep your eyes as long as you can, closed. This will relieve you.

All this is completely normal and transient. Your eye drops, artificial tears, a painkiller, and a good sleep after surgery will help you cope.

In any other case please contact us immediately.

Eye Drops


  • Shake the eye drops thoroughly before each use.
  • Squeeze 1-2 drops of each eye, 4 times a day, for the appropriate days.
  • Before using the second eye drops, wait five minutes.

Vigamox (antibiotic):
One drop 4 times a day in the eye that will be operated.

Dexafree (cortisone):
One drop 4 times a day for a month and 2 times a day for the second month.

Vismed 0.18% (Artificial tears):
Use at will if you deem that you have significant eye irritation.
(They help to moisten the eyes and make the vision more comfortable).

If you have significant pain in the first 1-3 days use one tablet Lonarid N every 4 to 6 hours


Vitamin C 1000 mg
For 2 months orally.

Back home:

  • The eye drops are not used during night sleep and their application is done over the therapeutic contact lenses that have been placed.
  • They will also be applied with a difference of 5-6 minutes from each other irrespective of order.
  • During sleep, you may place ocular covers for protection, which get bogged down with paper tape.
  • It is very important to pay attention to the hygiene of your eyes for 7 days after surgery.
  • Do not touch or rub your eyes.
  • You can work out in at least 7 days after surgery and in consultation with your doctor.
  • Do not swim for 7 days and do not let the water run up your eyes. Bathe with help with your head tilted back and eyes closed, as in the hairdresser.
  • Avoid using cosmetics, eye makeup, mascara, and colored contact lenses for at least 7 days after surgery.
  • Avoid driving until you feel confident about your eyesight.
  • Special therapeutic contact lenses that act as bandages on the eyes have been placed after the operation. No need to do anything for them, your doctor will remove them 7-10 days after surgery. If they come out of the eye, contact us.

In any other case please contact me immediately.

Dr. Antonis Glykeriou
Ophthalmic Surgeon