Can I drink after Laser Eye Surgery?

Dr. Matthew Russell explains if you can drink after laser eye surgery

Our recommendation is that you don’t drink immediately after laser surgery. You will have had a sedative to take before the surgery and there can be an interaction between the sedative and alcohol. You’ll be very relaxed already and I suspect you won’t need any alcohol the night after surgery. You’ll be surprisingly relaxed after that.

The very next day, however, the effects of that sedative will have worn off and it is absolutely fine to have a normal amount of alcohol the following day if you’ve had LASIK surgery done. If you’ve had surface laser or PRK laser for the first two to three days after treatment, your eyes will be uncomfortable and your vision will be affected by the laser treatment and we would recommend not drinking alcohol until your vision has recovered three to four days after the treatment.

If you would like to learn more about laser eye surgery in Brisbane and understand which treatment could free you from glasses or contact lenses, then please contact one of our laser vision professionals.

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Dr. Matthew Russell

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Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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