- Vision & Eye Care
New Lasik and Laser Eye Surgery
What is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser vision correction,
laser eye surgery or refractive surgery, is the newest technology available to
prevent and treat vision loss. The affordable cost, high success rate have thrown
laser correction in to the forefront of eye health procedures. Due to the
minimal surgical procedures it’s now accepted as a simple and safe choice of
Technically defined as “Laser In Situ Keratomileusis”(LASIK). The procedure comprises of s surgical knife cutting the cornea, leaving an open flap. This opening exposes the middle layer of the cornea. Then a computer guided laser then vaporizes the tissue that causes the vision loss. The flap is then set back into place. This procedure permanently changes the shape of the cornea. The laser sends an ultraviolet light that vaporizes corneal tissue without heat.
Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery
According to the Mayo Clinic,
about 85 percent of patients who've undergone laser eye surgery no longer
depend on their glasses or contact lenses. People that had benign condition of
nearsightedness had the most success. The advantages that bring this success
are that the Bowman's layer is no harmed. There is no removal of the corneal
surface tissue and reduces post-op visits. Regular acuity is restored within a few days
rather than weeks. Typically eye drops are usually not needed after one week.
Complications from Laser Eye Surgery
I can’t tell you just about all the good without the bad, personally for me to make an educated decision I like to have both sides of the equation. Some of the risks of undergoing such laser eye surgery are temporary loss of vision. If the surgery is unsuccessful patients have emerged from the procedure with vision that is worse than when came in with. Some patients develop a glare, halos, starbursts and double vision as a result of laser eye surgical procedures. Infection and other flap-healing skin other part. There is always the potential that it may get infected or otherwise not heal properly
Laser Eye Surgery
For me I have considered laser eye surgery for a while and once I have saved enough money I plan to go under the laser, share your experiences have you had LASIK? Did you vision improve? Would you recommend it? Leave your experience below