What Do You Know About LASIK Surgery?

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Are your eyes in proper condition and with a very clear vision?

The technology has developed over the years bringing us closer to the world. Your eyes can breathe better clarity with the help of LASIK surgery, here at Spanish Eye Clinic. Let us brief you about LASIK Surgery.

What Is LASIK Surgery?

The word LASIK is basically an acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. It is one of the most commonly performed laser eye surgeries specifically done to treat Myopia(near-sightedness), Hyperopia(far-sightedness) and Astigmation. This is a refractive surgery which is effectively pain-free and takes hardly only 15 minutes to complete for both the eyes.

What are Myopia and Hyperopia?

Myopia or nearsightedness is a very common vision condition where the objects closer to you can be seen clearly whereas the objects that are farther away will seem blurry. This condition occurs when the shape of your eye causes the light rays to refract faultily, hence focusing on the images in front of your retina instead of the images on the retina.

Hyperopia or farsightedness is another common vision condition of a refractive error where the objects that are farther away will be seen more clearly compared to the objects/images closer to you. Hyperopia is experienced differently by people, where some often may not know or observe any problems with their vision particularly when they were young.

What is the Procedure for LASIK surgery?

The LASIK procedure specifically reshapes the cornea so that it can enable light to enter the eye which is to be properly focussed onto the retina for a much clearer vision. The superficial flap in your cornea is corrected with a small surgical tool called a microkeratome or also with a femtosecond laser.

Myopia or nearsightedness can be corrected by fattening the cornea, whereas, for hyperopia or farsightedness, the idea is to increase the curvature of the cornea to enable better vision. This surgery is extremely pain-free and so this only requires relevant anaesthetic drops during the process. LASIK surgery does not leave you with bandages or any stitches.

What is the pre-surgery procedure?

In order to perform this surgery, there will be a thorough eye examination by your doctor, who will come to a conclusion if you are healthy enough for the main procedure. Refrain from wearing contact lenses once you go for the examination/evaluation and switch to wearing glasses for a while.

Make sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you’ve been taking and also about your past and present medical and eye conditions. All this information will help your doctor to understand if you’re a good enough candidate for this surgery, or if you require more time.

What is the post-surgery procedure?

Immediately after the surgery is performed, your eyes will feel a little teary, but this will recede over time hence providing you clearer and peak clarity. An improved vision without the help of eyeglasses or contact lenses can be immediately acquired after the whole procedure and your vision will gradually continue to improve and stabilize within a span of few days.

It is advised to wait for about 1-3 days following surgery before you begin any non-contact sports, mainly depending upon the amount of activity required.

If you’re experiencing similar symptoms and are in need of a LASIK surgery, visit us today.

 

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