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Can I smoke after Lasik?
Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020
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Hereof, when can I smoke after Lasik surgery?
Ideally, patients should give up smokingfor at least several weeks before LASIK and another four tosix weeks after their laser eye surgery. Byrefraining from smoking during this time, patientscan ensure that the body is in optimal condition forLASIK surgery and the recovery that follows.
Similarly, how soon after surgery can I smoke? People are strongly recommended to stop smokingat least 8 weeks before surgery. Talk to your doctor,surgeon and pharmacist and keep them informed about yoursmoking and when you have quit – it may affectyour treatment before and after surgery.
One may also ask, can we smoke after Lasik eye surgery?
Your doctor will tell you when it is safefor you to drive following surgery, typicallyafter one day. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyesfor at least the first week after LASIK surgery. Read inmoderation for the first few days after your LASIKprocedure. Smoking is allowed, but the smoke mayirritate your eyes.
What happens if u smoke after surgery?
Smoking also weakens your immune system. Thisincreases your chances of infection after surgery. The goodnews is that stopping smoking improves your body's abilityto heal itself immediately. Within a day or two after youquit, your body can bring more oxygen to cells and your blood flowimproves.