Lasik Eye Surgery takes approximately 15 minutes per eye
LASIK eye surgery recovery time is as short as the procedure itself. Many patients may resume daily activities usually within the first 2 days.
Lasik Eye Surgery has a success rate of 96%
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 clearer vision. This surgery is essentially pain-free and takes only about 15 minutes to complete.
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 you to be nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatism, then you should really consider having 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 to suit your preferences, goals, and expectations. Here are some of the stages you should expect when you choose to have LASIK Eye surgery:
As mentioned earlier, the procedure does not involve anesthesia, your eyes will be numbed using eye drops. The eye drops are effective and they tend to last for an hour.
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 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.
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.
After the reshaping process of the cornea is done, your doctor will carefully replace the flap and then the journey to recovery begins.
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.
Is LASIK Eye surgery cost abroad affordable?
Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the LASIK eye surgery cost, like the clinic's location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.