The LASIK Procedure: A Brief Guide

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The LASIK Procedure: A Brief Guide


LASIK eye surgery is the best recognized and most widely done laser refractive procedure to fix eye problems. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) can become an option for glasses or contact lenses. Like certain forms of refractive surgery, the LASIK treatment reshapes the cornea such that the light reaching the eye can be better centered on the retina for improved vision. LASIK is the most widely done laser eye procedure for the diagnosis of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

LASIK procedure is completely pain-free and usually requires approximately 15 minutes on both eyes. The outcomes — improved vision without glasses or contact lenses — are supposed to begin shortly after the treatment, and vision typically tends to develop and strengthen after a few days.

Before the procedure

When you use contact lenses that will alter the appearance of your cornea, you may need to avoid removing them entirely and use just your glasses for at least a couple weeks preceding your examination and operation. During the consultation, the eye specialist can inquire about your medical and surgical records and send you a thorough eye test to determine your vision to decide how you can conduct the operation safely. Your doctor should check for symptoms of infection in the eye, swelling, dry eyes, high eye pressure.

Immediately after LASIK surgery

After completion of the LASIK operation, the physician will make you sit for a moment. You can experience a slight burning or scratching feeling directly after the treatment. You can experience some blurry vision and haziness shortly following surgery; however, visibility is anticipated to increase by the following day. Like for most other operation, it is also necessary that you follow the advice of the physicians and take every medicine given. LASIK also provides better vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

In general, you have a high probability of getting 20/25 vision or better following a refractive operation.

Apr 10, 2020

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