LASIK surgery’s side effects can give rise to eyelid swelling that normally subsides in a few days. If it gets worse or last long, it is essential to get in touch with your surgeon for further evaluation and advice.

How do I know if my eye is infected after LASIK?

If you suspect an infection after undergoing LASIK, here are the signs to look out for: 
  • Pain and redness in the eye
  • Swelling or discharge around the eye
  • Suddenly decreased vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Feeling like something is in your eye

Following the post-operative instructions from your surgeon to prevent
infection and to address any complications immediately is important to heal


After LASIK surgery, you may experience some temporary side
effects or symptoms such as:

  • Blurred vision: This is common immediately after the procedure and
    should improve as your eyes heal.

  • Dry eyes: Your eyes may feel dry, scratchy, or watery for a few weeks
    after surgery. Glare or halos: You may notice glare or halos around
    lights, particularly at night.

  • Sensitivity to light: Your eyes may be more sensitive to light than
    usual. Itching or burning: You may experience itching or a burning
    sensation in your eyes.

  • Swelling or redness: You may have mild swelling or redness of the
If you encounter severe pain, significant changes in vision, or other unusual symptoms, you should have immediate contact with your surgeon, even if the symptoms should be temporary and improve as your eyes heal.

What are the most common side effects of LASIK eye surgery?

The most noticeable side effects of LASIK eye surgery are temporary and may consist of: Itching, burning, swelling, or redness of the eyelids.
It’s important to note that these symptoms usually fade away as your eyes heal. However, in rare cases, severe allergic reactions or vision loss can occur. If this happens to you, please contact your surgeon immediately.

How do you reduce eye swelling after laser?

Following the recommended steps can help in reducing swelling after laser eye surgery.

  • Cold compresses must be applied to the eyes, such as a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel.
  • Keeping the head elevated, especially when lying down is also advised.
  • Prescribed artificial tears or lubricating drops should also be used.

It is vital to follow up with your doctor for any post-operative instructions.

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Ruman Amjad

Hello, I am Dr. Ruman Amjad, an Ophthalmologist specializing in the field of eye care, particularly focused on helping individuals with swollen eyelids. I am thrilled to welcome you to, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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