Please note: The details expressed here are only for your understanding in terms of educating yourself about LASIK. For any queries, always ensure to seek consultation from your qualified eye doctor (ophthalmologist) medical healthcare professional
What is LASIK?
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
Is LASIK surgery Painful?
LASIK eye surgery is Relatively Painless Surgery. Right before your procedure, your surgeon will place numbing eye drops into both of your eyes. While you may still feel a little bit of pressure during the procedure, most people do not feel any pain.
What Age is good for LASIK?
LASIK eye surgeons agree on 18-40 as the ideal age range for LASIK eye surgery candidacy for a few reasons. By the age of 18, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions have most likely stabilized. A stable prescription is one of the hallmarks of a good LASIK candidate.
Does LASIK have side effects?
The main side effects with LASIK are mild — including dry eye, burning, and itching, which affect 20% to 40% of people who have the procedure. These symptoms usually peak around 3 months after the surgery and disappear within 6 to 12 months — but not always.
What is the difference between LASIK and refractive surgery?
Both LASIK and PRK use a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear outer layer of your eye that focuses light so you can see clearly. But they do it in slightly different ways. LASIK creates a thin flap in the cornea. PRK removes the outer layer of the cornea, which grows back over time.
Do all people with glasses go for LASIK?
Not everyone, but you can get yourself checked by your opthalmologist for this
Other Types of Refractive Surgeries?
There are few other Refractive surgeries such as PRK, RK ,SMILE etc. PRK, an eye surgeon uses a laser to reshape your cornea. This laser, which delivers a pulsing beam of ultraviolet light, is used on the surface of the cornea. SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, and is a bladeless procedure which is minimally invasive.
Do I need to do or take any Pre-LASIK test?
Yes, these tests will tell you whether your eye are suitable for LASIK or not. Dry Eyes, thin corneas, other inflammatory diseases of the eye , recurrent viral infections etc are some of the contraindications for LASIK. So a through pre-lasik examination is of utmost importance.
Can we repeat LASIK?
No, it is done only once and so we do pre-Lasik test to avoid further complications. Rarely for residual errors, it can be done after seeing the status of the same. For this, your eye doctor takes a call
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