What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular type of laser eye surgery that can correct refractive errors in individuals who are farsighted, nearsighted, or have astigmatism. Refractive errors develop when the light rays do not focus properly on the retina. For many patients, laser eye surgery can reduce or completely eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses!
When light does not focus on your retina in the way that it should, you can experience blurred vision, also called a refractive error. During this procedure, your cornea will be reshaped so that light focuses on the retina in the back of the eye.
Benefits of LASIK Surgery
- Improvements in vision problems.
- It is a painless procedure.
- Minimal downtime and no stitches
- Your need for contacts or glasses is greatly reduced or eliminated.
Is LASIK Right for Me?
If you are looking to improve your vision to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses, LASIK may be a good option for you. However, if you are under the age of 18, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have certain eye conditions such as glaucoma or very dry eyes, or have other health issues such as diabetes or lupus, you may not be a good candidate. The best way to determine if LASIK is a good match for your vision goals is to schedule a consultation at our office, where you can speak with an experienced eye doctor regarding your options.
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Preparation for LASIK Surgery
If it is decided that you are a good candidate for LASIK, you will meet with our team to speak about what to expect during surgery. A full eye exam will be performed, and we will answer any questions that you may have. If you wear contact lenses, you will need to stop wearing them for at least two weeks before your surgery. Our team will give you specific instructions regarding preparation.
On the day of your procedure, you can feel free to take all of your prescribed medications, but we ask that you do not wear eye makeup to your appointment.
The LASIK Procedure
During the LASIK procedure, you will lie in a reclining chair and be given special eye drops to numb your eyes. If you are feeling nervous or have anxiety regarding the surgery, you can also ask your eye surgeon for a mild sedative to ensure your comfort. Throughout the surgery, you will be asked to focus on a point of light and keep your eyes still.
An instrument will then be used to hold your eyelids open, and a suction ring will be placed on your eye. The corneal tissue will be cut, which may cause a slight sensation of pressure. An excimer laser will then be used to cut a small hinged flap away from the front of your eye, allowing for better access to the part of the cornea that needs to be reshaped. Using this laser, the cornea is reshaped, and the corneal flap in the front of your eye is put back into place. This procedure can be performed on both eyes, if needed, during the same surgery session.
LASIK Surgery Recovery
After LASIK eye surgery, your eyes may feel sensitive and watery, or you may experience a slight gritty or burning sensation. Most patients will recover within a few days however, it may take a few weeks to months for your improved vision to completely develop. You will have a follow-up appointment at our office a few days after your surgery to check that your eyes are healing correctly. Be sure to follow our recommendations regarding aftercare for the best possible outcomes.
KNOW YOUR DOCTOR
Cataract Surgeon, Opthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
Dr. Archana Gupta is a board certified ophthalmologist. She specializes in cataract, cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery.
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Are you tired of living with glasses or contact lenses and want to achieve clearer vision? If so, LASIK surgery may be right for you. To learn more, contact Advanced Eye Surgeons today!
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