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What is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), is an eye surgery designed to correct vision issues such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

The mechanism is reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of your eye, LASIK helps light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina, improving vision and, in many cases, eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.

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Is LASIK Right for You?

A thorough eye examination is crucial to determine your suitability for LASIK surgery. The ideal candidate would have maintained a consistent vision prescription for at least the past year, possess overall eye health without any conditions such as keratoconus, and have reasonable expectations regarding the surgery’s results.

Additionally, an assessment of your cornea—the area where the surgery takes place— and your retina is essential to ensure that the procedure can be carried out safely for you.

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Corneal topography to see if you are a good candidate for lasik. We have the best technology on the market

The LASIK Procedure: What to Expect

• Preparation: Your eye will be numbed with drops, and you might be given medication to help you relax.

• During the procedure, the surgeon uses a special laser (femtosecond) or a microkeratome device to create a thin flap in the cornea. This flap is then carefully peeled back to expose the underlying corneal tissue. Next, a laser is employed to reshape the cornea. After the cornea has been recontoured, the flap is repositioned and allowed to heal naturally, without the need for stitches

• Duration: The actual laser treatment usually takes less than ten minutes per eye, though you’ll be in the clinic for about an hour for the whole process.

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After the Procedure

Recovery from LASIK is typically swift, with most individuals noticing improved vision within a day or two. However, we recommend adhering to the following postoperative guidelines:

  1. Rest Your Eyes: After the procedure, rest your eyes for at least 4 hours.
  2. Eye Protection: Use the protective eye shields provided by your surgeon to prevent accidental rubbing or pressure on your eyes, especially when sleeping.
  3. Avoid Touching or Rubbing Your Eyes: It’s crucial not to rub your eyes, as this can displace the corneal flap created during the surgery.
  4. Medications: Begin any prescribed antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eye drops to prevent infection and control inflammation. Make sure to follow the dosing schedule strictly.

Benefits of LASIK Surgery

• High Success Rate: A significant majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after laser eye surgery.

• Reduction or Elimination of Dependence on Glasses/Contacts: Many individuals can perform most of their daily activities without corrective lenses after surgery.

Cost-Effectiveness: Over time, the expense can be offset by eliminating the ongoing costs associated with glasses and contact lenses, including purchasing, maintenance, and solutions.

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Common Side Effects (Usually Temporary)

• Dry Eyes: Many patients experience dry eyes following LASIK (2-3 weeks) which can usually be managed with lubricating eye drops.

• Glare, Halos, and Double Vision: Some people may notice visual disturbances, especially in low-light conditions, which generally improve within weeks or months.

• Fluctuating Vision: During the first few months post-surgery, some patients may notice vision fluctuations as their eyes heal.

• Corneal Flap Problems: Complications with the flap created during surgery can lead to infection and excess tears. Abnormal flap healing could affect vision.

• Regression: Over time, some patients may experience a gradual return toward their pre-surgery vision level.

• Eye Infection: As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection, though it is minimal with LASIK.

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