How soon can I have sex after lasik eye surgery?

 How soon can I have sex after lasik eye surgery?

After your intensive research on lasik eye surgery you are in a hurry to get the vision correction procedure. You forget to consider an important question. How soon can I have sex after lasik eye surgery?

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Why is this topic so important to be discussed here? Lets hear the answer from lasik eye surgery pioneer and expert- Rajesh Khanna, MD. “Great vision is an essential part of great sex. After lasik eye surgery nearsighted and farsighted people can see their significant others significantly better. Add to this the loss of inhibitions from the xanax or versed given at the time of lasik eye surgery.”

The precautions needed would depend on the type of laser vision correction surgery you undergo. With superlasik eye surgery it would be safe to have sex right after the procedure. There is no cut involved and the ultra thin flaps are protected by therapeutic bandage contact lenses.

Lasik eye surgery with automated sophisticated microkeratome or all laser lasik create a uniform flap. If eye is rubbed or opened forcefully there is a chance of displacement of the flap. It is wise to wait 48 to 72 hours after the surgery before indulging in coitus. A lot of patients do report that they have sex earlier than this time period. Be careful and wait at least a day would be our suggestion.

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How soon can I have sex after lasik eye surgery, would also depend on your health. If any other factors like hypertension, diabetes or atrial fibrillation are involved please consult with your primary care physician.

It is important to have safe lasik eye surgery. It is equally important to have safe sex. Please prepare for this event even before lasik eye surgery.


Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.