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ELIZABETH PATTON


10/24/2012

Can I exercise after prk surgery?

I plan to take prk surgery to correct my eyes. Wondering if i can exercise after the surgery. How soon?
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  • Ana clive

    10/25/2012

    PRK is also called photorefractive keratectomy. They can improves people's vision. And after the surgery, you can return to normal activities within days. But the full recover need six to 12 months. And in the first couple of weeks, you should avoid strenuous exercise. Some rough sports, including football or hockey, should be avoided after PRK surgery. Take care of your eyes after PRK surgery so as to help the eyes heal.
  • hill

    10/26/2012

    Well, generally speaking, in the first week after the prk surgery, you are not supposed to do some exercises. And it can be dangerous for your eyes. As we know that after the prk surgery, your eyes can be very fragile, so it can be hurt when you have the exercises. Also, if you use your eyes too much, that will lead to eye strain. And in some cases, it can be dangerous. So you should follow the things the doctor has told you. Besides, For example, you should avoid eye injuries by wearing a protective shield at night and with naps until you are advised by your doctor. Also, you should remember not sleep on the side of the operated eye for the first night.
  • EDWIN Caster

    10/28/2012

    After the prk surgery, you'd better not do the exercise immediately which may cause the damage for the eyes. During this time, you'd better protect the eyes from strong sunlight, wind and other bad environment. And you should eat the spicy food which may stimulate your eyes. After a month's basic recovery time, you could the exercise carefully.
  • miguel gaytan

    11/01/2012

    Yes, you can exercise after prk surgery. You can exercise two weeks later after the surgery. In two weeks, you should avoid combative sports in particular. Because when you exercise, you will rub your eyes with your hands or your clothes when you are sweating. There are amounts of bacteria in your hands and clothes. So these bacteria can easily have access to get into your eyes and get your eyes infected. I advise you to do exercise when you recover.
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