Tired Of Wearing Glasses? Explore Lasik Treatments For A Permanent Correction

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Many people who wear glasses face numerous uncomfortable situations daily. These can include fogging of your glasses, scratches all over the eye lenses, loose or too tight frames, amongst many more. To overcome these difficulties permanently, LASIK eye treatments can prove to be immensely helpful as it can remove the need for glasses or lenses altogether. 

LASIK surgery is a revolutionary method that uses the science of laser treatment. Explore all of the benefits this advanced means of treatment can provide for you below. 

LASIK Treatment

LASIK treatment is commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction. This is a surgery used to improve the refractive stage of the eye eliminating the use of lenses or glasses for the most part. When a light ray hits your cornea and bends, it focuses on the retina in the back of your eye causing refraction. When it doesn’t bend correctly a refractive error occurs resulting in blurry vision. 

There are three main types of refractive errors that can be corrected through LASIK treatment.

  1. Myopia – Near-sightedness or short-sightedness where light focuses on, in front of the retina resulting in the distant objects to be blurry while close objects appear normal.
  2. Hyperopia – Far-sightedness or long-sightedness where light focuses behind the retina where mostly distance vision is clear and near vision is blurred.
  3. Astigmatism – A refractive error where light does not evenly focus on the retina resulting in a distorted vision at any distance.

About The Surgery

Before the surgery, LASIK specialists use anesthetic drops to numb eyes as these are commonly used to block the nerves from feeling pain or discomfort. The anesthetic drops will be given 30 minutes before the surgery. Then, an eyelid holder is placed across the eye to hold it open throughout the surgery. A flap in the cornea is created using a small blade and the flap is gently lifted. 

Afterward, the cornea is reshaped using a laser (excimer or a custom) or a microkeratome (a surgical instrument with an oscillating blade) correcting the refracting problems in the eye. Once the cornea is reshaped it will be placed back to its original position. LASIK surgery is performed in a manner where no bandages or stitches are required. Eye specialists state it takes 10-20 minutes for each eye during the surgery and the results can be seen within 24 hours.

Measurements

According to the statistics, from 1991 to 2016, over 40 million LASIK treatments have been performed globally. Also, the surveys of LASIK surgery find rates of patient satisfaction between

92% to 98%. A 2017 JAMA study claims that overall, the symptoms showed before the surgery were reduced and the ability to discern the shapes and details were emphasized.

Benefits

And finally, you can say goodbye to your glasses and contact lenses as well as stop worrying about your vision getting worse over time with the LASIK treatment. Most importantly you will be able to get a life-changing prospect enabling you to enjoy even basic activities of life that once were hindered by poor vision.

Make sure to get this transformative LASIK surgery performed by the best ophthalmologist in Dubai at the Spanish Eye Clinic.

 

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