If you’re tired of wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses, you may wonder whether Lasik surgery is right for you. Even though millions of people have had Lasik eye surgeries since the procedure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some still have questions about it and wonder whether it is safe. So, here is everything you should know about Lasik eye surgery.
What is Lasik Eye Surgery?
Lasik is an acronym for ‘Laser-assisted in Situ Keratomileusis’ and is most commonly performed eye surgery to treat near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. The surgery changes the shape of your cornea, allowing light rays to focus more precisely on your retina. It is relatively painless and you will be awake during the procedure however the eyes are numbed by anaesthetic eye drops.
Who is suitable to undergo the treatment?
When it comes to Lasik eye surgery, there is no right answer but here are some common points to ensure whether you are suitable for the treatment or not but obviously, it is your surgeon’s responsibility to determine whether it is appropriate for you or not:
● Be at least 18 years of age
● Stable eyeglass and contact lens prescription for at least 2 to 3 years
● Stable vision without a significant increase for the past one year
● Not pregnant
● No history or findings of active corneal disease
● No significant medical or eye problems
Things to remember when you are going ahead for Lasik surgery.
Before the surgery:
● If you wear contact lenses, it is good to stop wearing them before your initial evaluation (3-4 weeks before) and switch to wearing your glasses full-time.
● You should tell your doctor about your past and present medical condition.
● The day before surgery you should stop using lotions, creams, makeup, and perfumes.
● Your doctor may ask you to scrub your eyelashes for a period of time to get rid of residues and debris along the lashes.
After the surgery:
● After the treatment, your eyes may experience some discomfort; your eyes may itch, burn, or you may feel something in it.
● You may experience sensitivity to light, glare or halo around the light; this will improve gradually within the first few days after the surgery.
● Your vision will probably be blurry or hazy.
● You should avoid swimming for 1-2 months to prevent infection.
If you develop any unusual symptoms at any point after the surgery, you should immediately contact your eye doctor. If not treated early, these symptoms may lead to loss of vision.
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