Q Post surgery, when can I resume activities like swimming? & if I need to take a flight- long/short distance, does it effect the complete recovery period, which is said to be a few weeks/months

Ans.  You may resume swimming in about 3 weeks time, also taking care to use swimming goggles when doing underwater laps. Some of our patients have flown on Day 4 after EpiLASIK.

The flight itself is not the issue, we only ask them to use the lubricating eye drops more often on long flights in case of a ‘dry eye’ feeling.As long as the prescribed drops and instructions are followed, you may fly out in the first week itself.

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