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Experience of Lasek Eye Surgery
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.