In normal vision, the cornea bends the light correctly
and sends it to the retina behind the eye. However, with nearsightedness
(myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism, the light bends
incorrectly and causes blurred vision. Glasses or contact lenses can correct
this problem and vision, but reshaping the cornea itself provides a result that
eliminates the need for any device. LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ
keratomileusis) eye surgery is the most common laser refractive surgery to
improve vision problems as an alternative to glasses or contact lenses. To
achieve this, a special cutting laser is used to accurately change the shape of
the transparent dome-shaped tissue in front of the eye to improve vision during
LASIK eye surgery.
Who Is This For?
Approximately 15 minutes per eye
Potential Risks & Side Effects
LASIK eye surgery recovery time is as short as the procedure itself. Many patients may resume daily activities usually within the first 2 days.
Success Rate: 96%
How Does it Work?
The term LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. Lasik surgery is the most common surgery when it comes to treating myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Just like other types of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea so as to enable the light that comes into contact with the eye to properly focus on the retina for a clearer vision. This surgery is essentially pain-free and takes only about 15 minutes to complete.
What Does LASIK Eye Surgery Involve?
It’s well-known that having vision problems can cause a lot of challenges in life. So if you have eye problems that can cause to be nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatism, then you should really consider having a LASIK surgery.
When preparing to perform LASIK surgery, your doctor will begin by giving you some pain-numbing eye-drops. This surgery doesn’t involve any type of anesthesia.
We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices. Here are some of the stages you should expect when you choose to have LASIK Eye surgery:
1. Eye Drops to numb the eyes
As mentioned earlier, the procedure does not involve anaesthesia, your eyes will be numbed using eye-drops. The eye-drops are effective and they tend to last for an hour.
2. Creating the flap
After your eyedrops are done, a vacuum device will be placed on your eye to open it and hold it in an open position. Probably, you will be aware of the sensation of this process but since your eyes will be numb, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. Then your doctor will ask you to focus on the laser or light and keep your eyes steady. Then the doctor will create the fold by using the precision instruments. During this process, your vision will be blurred or even faded completely but it will return to normal when the flap is created.
3. Shaping the cornea
After your doctor has created the flap, he/she will remove the tissue from the cornea to create a new shape, with an excimer laser. The amount of tissue removed will be based on your pre-op consultation.
4. Sealing the flap
After the reshaping process of cornea is done, your doctor will carefully replace the flap and then the journey to recovery begins.
What Should I Expect After LASIK Eye Surgery?
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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Painful?
Numbing eye drops are used to relieve any pain or discomfort to the eye during the LASIK eye surgery procedure. As there will be no stitches is used, post-op pain is minimal and can easily control with basic prescribed medicines.
Are LASIK Eye Surgery Results Permanent?
LASIK eye surgery results are mostly permanent. In rare cases, however, some close-sighted, far-sighted and / or astigmatism may reappear and cause blurred vision.
At What Age Can I Get LASIK Eye Surgery?
Patients need to be at least 18 years of age to have LASIK eye surgery.
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