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Dr. Matthew John Swanic, MD

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Matthew Swanic is an ophthalmologist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Swanic specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Swanic can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Swanic can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
Dr. Matthew John Swanic, MD
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Accepting new patients

How long is the recovery from laser eye surgery?

This is a great question and will vary based on what form of Laser eye surgery is being performed. If it’s LASIK the vision is usually very clear the very next day. With PRK the READ MORE
This is a great question and will vary based on what form of Laser eye surgery is being performed. If it’s LASIK the vision is usually very clear the very next day. With PRK the vision will be “drivable” (about 20/40 or better) within a week and usually progresses to its final endpoint over the course of the first month. Lastly if this is Laser assisted cataract surgery then his vision typically recovers in the first 24-48 hours. LASIK in my experience can cause temporary dryness that resolves usually 4-6 months. Some patients with higher corrections will have haloes at night and in my experience those resolve in the first month. PRK is similar for haloes but I find it to typically not induce as much dryness and actually rarely see dry eye complaints from it. Lastly cataract surgery is intraocular surgery and can carry higher risks of things such as infection (very rare <1:1000) and inflammation. You can also see transient dry eye with cataract surgery but it typically resolves quicker than lasik as the incisions are much smaller (on the order of 1-2 months). Hope this helps!