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LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis. It is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are near-sighted, far-sighted, or astigmatic. All the laser vision correction surgeries work by reshaping the cornea.
What are the Advantages of LASIK Eye Surgery?
around 96% of patients will have their desired vision
causes very little pain
corrects vision nearly immediately or day after
no bandages or stitches required
adjustments are possible years after to further correct vision in case the vision changes
dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence
What are the Disadvantages of LASIK Eye Surgery?
rare problems may occur when the doctor creates the flap, which can permanently affect vision. Thus, an experienced surgeon should be chosen.
rare but possible loss of "best" vision, which is the highest degree of vision that you achieved while using contact lenses or through eyeglass prescription.
What are the Potential Side Effects of LASIK Eye Surgery?
seeing halos around images
difficulty night- driving
fluctuation in vision
How Lasik Eye Surgery is Performed?
LASIK is performed under local anaesthesia. Patients may also request mild sedation.
During LASIK, an instrument - microkeratome or femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea which is then painlessly peeled back and the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped using another laser.
After the cornea is reshaped, the cornea flap is put back in place and the surgery is complete.
After the Surgery
your eyes will temporarily be dry though you may not feel that way.
you will be prescribed eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation and dry eye
healing usually occurs very rapidly.
specific follow-up schedule shall be determined by the surgeon.