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Experience of Lasek Eye Surgery

Updated on August 18, 2011

Lasek Eye Surgery

Lasek eye Surgery

My Partner had Laser eye surgery end of July this year, he had the Lasek rather than the Lasik because he had quite poor eye sight, he went to optical express for his free consultation, and had the surgery two weeks later, the surgery cost £2,700 which you can pay in full, or by payment plan.

The Lasek Surgery took about thirty minutes and you have to take a pair of sunglasses along as your eyes will be really sensitive to light afterwards. After he had the Surgery he couldnt open his eyes properly, and found it really uncomftable when applying his eye drops, he wore goggles to bed for the first two weeks while his eyes were recovering, but he has perfect vision now and was happy with the procedure. Its worth pointing out that you should take someone with you when you have your surgery done, as you cant see properly after and my partner found this part quite scary. he had to go back the next day for a check up and to make sure the flap has healed, and then again four days later for the cornea bandages to be removed which protects the eyes from irritants and infections, two days after his surgery one of his bandages came out and he felt like he had a contact lense stuck in his eye so we went back the next morning and they replaced it with another one.

Lasek eye surgery is a procedure in which the outer surface of your eyes is reshaped using a laser to improve your eye focus. In your Lasek procedure, the epithelial layer is preserved. It is lifted prior to the application of the laser energy. When the reshaping is complete, the epithelium is placed back on to the surface of the eye.The Procedure takes about fifteen minutes per eye, you will first be given local anesthetic and then the epithelium will be cut using a thin blade, the surgeon will then fill the eyes with a diluted alcohol solution for about thirty seconds to loosen up the epithelium. the flap is then folded back so the surgeon can operate on the corneal tissue underneath, a laser is then used on the eyes and the epithelia flap is placed back again for better healing.

The good thing about Lasek is this procedure gives you less chance of complications and infection and also reduces dry eyes, but the down side is slightly more uncomftable than the other eye surgery Lasik.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Find a good surgeon with years of experience. write down questions for your surgeon so you are aware of all the facts, replace old makeup and dont use your make up for several days after your surgery. Avoid strenuous exercise for 1 week. Avoid rubbing eyes for 2 weeks. make sure you use the eye drops provided as they speed up the eye proccess.

Lasek Eye Surgery Procedure

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    • zoey24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Zoey 

      6 years ago from South England

      Thank you for your comments. My partner didn't realise there was two different procedures either until he had his consultation, and we couldn't find as much info on Lasek eye surgery either which is why i decided to write this, pleased you found it useful :)

    • bernigean profile image

      bernigean 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      This is interesting and useful hub. I didn't know there was a surgery called Lasek. My mother had the Lasik surgery and was able to see better than me. I would like to have this someday when I can afford it. :)

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      Dr irum 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful detailed information on lasek eye treatment ,thanks to share with us your great experience . i vote up this .

    • zoey24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Zoey 

      7 years ago from South England

      Hiya Tim,

      Thank you for your comment, this sounds like a great idea, i know that when my partner was looking for information on Lasek eye surgery, he found lots on Lasik but not alot on anything else, i would very much appreciate you writing an article for my hubs thank you.

      Kind Regards

      Zoe

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      Tim Harwood 

      7 years ago

      Hi Zoe,

      My name is Tim Harwood and I am an optician who has been practising for over 7 years now. As a result of many of my patients complaining they found lots of the information about eye conditions and laser eye surgery confusing I decided to set up a website aimed at providing easy to understand information on eye health and laser eye surgery. My aim when setting up this website was to provide information that was easy to understand to the lay person.

      I noticed you had written about laser eye surgery on your hub page and I was wondering if you would be interested in me writing an article about laser eye surgery which may be of interest to your readers?

      Let me know what you think and also feel free to ask me any questions on laser eye surgery and I will try my best to answer them . .

      I hope to hear from you soon, warm regards,

      Tim Harwood - Optometrist

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