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Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe?

By Edited Dec 11, 2013 0 0

Back in the days, complications in the eye can be a big problem. Not only does it hamper someone from working but it can also hinder the appreciation of the world. Today, eye problems are easier to solve with the help of more than a few treatments. One of the most common and the safest procedures is via laser eye surgery. Many doctors recommend this treatment to their patients who have problems in their sense of vision. The surgery has a high percentage of being successful. It has a high chance of restoring normal 20/20 vision and as well as eliminate the need for contact lenses and prescription glasses. Aside from that, there are other problems it can solve as well. When the surgery was fairly young, there were some complications but new technology has developed it into an effective procedure to fix problematic vision.

One of the advantages of laser eye surgery is that it is not only is it deemed safe but there is only a mild level of pain. It is considered safe because there is no actual human contact. It will be the laser which will treat the eye. A competent doctor will be able to remove the problems with precision. Usually, the procedure is done within 20 minutes. As long as the clinic practices excellent hygiene and follows the standards when it comes to their equipments, then the surgery has a high chance of being successful. Laser eye surgeries are not very painful. Anesthesia will be used during the surgery and a mild pain killer will be most likely given to you after. As long as you are careful with your treated eye post-surgery, then there is a high chance of not feeling any pain during the healing process.

Though most laser eye surgeries have high success rate but this like cataract laser surgery can be complicated and dangerous, you have to make sure that your doctor is competent by asking the clinic where the procedure will be done. You should ask about significant statistical data like the percentage of success. Ask if how many operations were able to restore 100% vision. This will give you an idea how good your doctor is. If you are hesitant to ask the clinic, you can check official websites that concern themselves with eye doctor issues. Before the operation, make sure that the doctor has answered all your concerns. Do not hesitate to ask. Just to be sure, make a list of all your questions and present it to your doctor. Also make sure that you ask what their policies are if the surgery will not restore your vision. If you can, do for those that have policies advantageous to you because re-surgeries can be quite expensive.

You must take note that not all cases of eye problems can be solved via laser eye surgery treatments. There are other ways to address the problem. Discuss this with your doctor and look at the laser eye surgery statistics. Though the surgery is commonly done, it is a major decision to make because of the cost and the risks involved. It is better to choose a doctor who chooses his patients rather than go for one who takes all cases. This would show that the clinic is not being run by the principle of getting a profit. Aside from that, to make sure that you will have a successful surgery, you have to know what you will do post-surgery. You can research the subject but it is better to ask your doctor first just to make sure. Though the operation itself might be successful, you might get an eye infection if you do not know how to take care of your treated eye after.



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