LASIK is corrective surgery to a very delicate part of the eye. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may be considering surgery to correct your vision. In a LASIK surgical procedure, a laser reshapes your cornea, the clear, round dome at the front of your eye, which improves the eye’s focus on light rays that goes to the retina. LASIK is an acronym that stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses.
There are certain aspects of LASIK eye surgical procedure that you should be aware of:
It is a surgery to a very delicate part of your eye that is difficult to reverse.
Like any surgery, there are risks and possible complications.
Many people have LASIK, most of which are successful, although it is not for everyone.
LASIK may not give perfect vision. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nine out of ten patients achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision. These do not always mean total sight due to slightly reduced vision.
If you are considering doing a LASIK, you should be at least 18 years old or 21 for some lasers. It is because the vision of people younger than 18 is still evolving. If you are pregnant or nursing, LASIK might change the measured refraction of your eye. If you are myopic, postpone LASIK until your refraction has stabilized. Patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye, cataracts, disorder of the cornea, and retinal disease are not eligible for LASIK. Let your surgeon be aware of your general health status.
Only ophthalmologists are permitted to perform LASIK. Consult your ophthalmologists to refer to a doctor who performs LASIK. A large number of Ophthalmologists are members of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists.
There are surgical alternatives to LASIK. Consult your eye doctor before embarking on them because these alternative procedures are relatively new. Before deciding on any optical procedure book an appointment with our eye care specialists at Accent Eyes. We look forward to serving you and answering all your questions.