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    Old 03-22-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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    Is it ok to rub your eyes 4 months post lasik?

    I have been scared to rub my eyes but sometimes they itch at night and I would really like to rub them. Is this ok or are they still healing?

     
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    Old 03-23-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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    Re: Is it ok to rub your eyes 4 months post lasik?

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    I have been scared to rub my eyes but sometimes they itch at night and I would really like to rub them. Is this ok or are they still healing?

    Hi, I am 4 months post Lasik as well and I haven't rubbed my eyes consciously yet. I have caught myself doing it a few times in my sleep and nothing has happened. I think it's probably ok to rub them at this point, but I wouldn't do it too often and I would try to do it lightly because yes, your eyes are still healing. The corners of my eyes itch a lot and rub there without a problem but the actual lid I try to avoid just to be safe.

     
    Old 03-23-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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    Re: Is it ok to rub your eyes 4 months post lasik?

    If I remember correctly it was either 4 or 8 weeks post-op that the docs frown upon rubbing. It seems to me that I have been rubbing my eyes since maybe even a month post op. I am 2 years and 2 months post-op. So, just be gentle. Don't rub it like you are trying to get a stain out of the carpet. Just, be gentle.

     
    Old 04-12-2007, 05:53 PM   #4
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    Re: Is it ok to rub your eyes 4 months post lasik?

    If you rub it, rub downwards since the flap is a U shape... and rub lightly!!! i'm about 4 mthns post op and havn't rubbed yet... just light brushing.

     
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