Lasik Eye Surgery
Lasik eye surgery is a type of vision correction surgery that uses a laser to improve your vision. It is one of the most popular types of vision correction surgery. Lasik can correct many different types of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Lasik surgery is usually safe and effective, and it has a very high success rate. Lasik eye surgery can be an option for people who are looking for an alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Lasik can also be an option for people who have had previous refractive surgery, such as PRK or LASIK.
How is Lasik Eye Surgery performed?
Lasik eye surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis. This means that you will not need to stay in the hospital overnight.
You will be given eyedrops to numb your eyes. You will also be given a sedative to help you relax. The surgeon will then create a flap in your cornea. The flap is lifted so that the laser can reach the inner layer of your cornea.
The laser removes some tissue from your cornea. This helps to change the shape of your cornea and improve your vision. After the laser has been used, the flap is put back into place.
Most people who have Lasik eye surgery are happy with the results. Lasik surgery is usually safe and effective. But like all surgeries, there are some risks involved.
You may not be suitable for Lasik eye surgery if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma or cataracts. You may also not be suitable for Lasik if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
You will need to have a thorough eye examination before Lasik surgery. This will help to make sure that Lasik is right for you.
Pros and cons of Lasik Eye Surgery
Lasik eye surgery can have many benefits. It is usually quick and painless. It has a very high success rate, and most people who have Lasik are happy with their results.
Lasik can also be an option for people who have had previous refractive surgery, such as PRK or LASIK.
There are also some disadvantages to Lasik eye surgery. Lasik surgery is not suitable for everyone. There are some risks involved, and Lasik may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions.
Are there any age restrictions?
Lasik eye surgery is not suitable for children or teenagers. This is because the shape of their cornea is still changing. Lasik may also not be right for people who are over the age of 40.
This is because Lasik may not be as effective in correcting vision problems that occur with age, such as presbyopia.
How long does the surgery take?
Lasik eye surgery usually takes about 30 minutes.
Is it painful?
No, Lasik eye surgery is not painful. You will be given eyedrops to numb your eyes before the surgery.
Length of hospital stay
You will not need to stay in the hospital overnight. Lasik eye surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
You will need to take it easy for a few days after lasik eye surgery. You should avoid rubbing your eyes. You may also need to use eyedrops and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.
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