LASIK is a type of surgery for correcting many forms of vision problems that include but not limited to myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, performed by ophthalmologist, reshaping the cornea of the eye using a laser, similar to other procedures such as PKR. LASIK is thought to provide benefits such as faster patient recovery.
LASIK Eye surgery is a medical procedure that will reduce a need for glassed and contacts. When you decide to go ahead with LASIK, you must go in for a Base line evaluation, if you were contact you need to quit wearing them as contact change the shape of your cornea, switching back to glasses at this time is suggested. Doing this will allow you cornea to resume your natural shape and proved a real base line exam.
Surgery is done while awake, you are given mild sedative, anesthetic eye drops are also used. The surgeon then creates a flap of corneal tissue, then reshaping of that corneal flap underneath using a laser.
Some of the benefits of LASIK are that most patients experience improved vision within mere moments of the procedure. One of the most real benefits is freedom from corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses, and the one that patients are most thankful for. With all of this most patients feel as thought they have a new outlook on life, no need for a back-up pair of glasses. Activities seem to come with more joy swimming, hiking, a beach outing all seem to come with a greater ease. Patients may also have more self-confidence the before the surgery now feeling that there face is not hidden behind the glasses, self-confidence enhances lives, personal, and work related.
When looking at any medical procedure you must look at all risks and benefits, some of the risk may include loss of lines of vision on the vision chart that will not be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or surgery. Visual systems may occur as a result of surgery; those may include glare, halos, double vision that may affect nighttime vision. Dry eyes may also be a risk; the eyes may not be able to produce enough tears to keep the eye moist. Dry eye not only causes discomfort, but can reduce visual quality, and this may be permanent, however drop therapy and use of plugs or other procedures may be required.
Patients with very large refractive errors of any type results, are not as good as with others, and should sill require glassed or contacts after surgery. As for being farsighted your results may diminish as you age, your doctor will discuss all reason and additional test required. As stated before their may be risk with any medical procedure.