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Recovery Time After Refractive Surgery Before Deployment
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 01:30

 

There are new guidelines for deployment after refractive surgery. Remember, if there are any complications your doctor can prevent one from deploying for any required follow-up. There is minimal follow-up available in Iraq or Afghanistan by eye doctors. There are a few optometrists and ophthalmologist in theater however, it is often very difficult to reach them for follow-up.

 

 

The new guidelines are as follows:

 

Post operative recovery period for LASIK: 1 month

 

 

This means a soldier is non-deloyable for 1 month following an uncomplicated LASIK surgery. If there are any complications this period may be extended.

 

Post operative recovery period for PRK, LASEK, Epithelial LASIK: 3 months

 

This means a soldier is non-deloyable for 3 months following and uncomplicated LASIK surgery. If there are any complications this period may be extended.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:48
 

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