Laser Surgery is another powerful option for improving eyesight. In fact, millions have already gotten nearly perfect vision from having this type of surgery. Cost are usually low and results are usually fantastic. If you are considering getting rid of glasses once and for all, you might want to consider having laser eye surgery. It’s a great option with many many benefits.
- ADVANTAGES OF LASER EYE SURGERY. This has many advantages, such as :- It causes very little or no pain.- Vision is corrected very quickly almost immediately or by the day.- It works with around 90% of success rate, with patients getting their desired vision.- No stitches or bandages are required after laser eye surgery.- After undergoing laser eye surgery, most patients have significant reduction in eyeglass numbers or their dependency on contact lens, or they may no longer need them at all.
- DISADVANTAGES OF LASER EYE SURGERY– Laser eye surgery is complex technically, and there can be problems when the doctor cuts the flap of cornea, things going bad here can permanently affect vision.- After the cornea is reshaped, it cannot be reversed after the surgery.- The best vision is the highest degree of vision that is achieved while wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Laser eye surgery rarely causes a loss of the “best” vision.
- SIDE EFFECTS OF LASER EYE SURGERY– After eye surgery, there can be discomfort in the first 24 – 48 hours in some patients. Other side effects, although rare, may include – dry eyes, glare, difficulty driving at night, seeing halos around images, fluctuating vision.
- LASER EYE SURGERY PREPARATION– Before the surgery, a coordinator will discuss the procedure and its outcome. The medical history will be evaluated and the eyes of the person are fully examined. Initial tests likely include measuring the corneal mapping, corneal thickness, air pressure, refraction and pupil dilation. After the initial evaluation, the surgeon would answer any additional questions the person may have. Later, an appointment for the surgery can be scheduled with the surgeon. Be sure to bring the eyeglasses to the surgeon so that the prescription can be reviewed. The patient is advised not to wear contact lenses for at least three days to three weeks prior to the evaluation, depending upon the type of contact lenses.
- LASER EYE SURGERY PROCEDURE– During the laser eye surgery, a thin flap in the cornea is cut with an instrument called a microkeratome or femtosecond laser. The underlying corneal tissue is reshaped and the cornea is reshaped to focus the incoming light properly onto the retina. To complete the surgery, the cornea flap is put back in place.The surgery is performed with the patient is under local anesthesia, and usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. After the surgery, the patient needs to have someone drive home.
- EXPECTATIONS WITH LASER EYE SURGERY – There will be dryness in the eyes. The doctor prescribes eye drops to prevent inflammation and infection to keep the eyes moist. These drops may cause blurring of vision or irritation momentarily. Do not use any eye drops by yourself unless approved by the doctor.In most cases, the eyes heal rapidly after laser eye surgery. The vision may be hazy or blurry for the first day, but the condition improves within a few days.The patient needs to visit the doctor again for evaluation after 24 to 48 hours, and at regular intervals within the first 6 months.