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What is Lasik eye surgery?

Lasik has always been know as a laser surgical procedure that “improves” natural refractive errors of the eye (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism).

During prior Lasik procedures, the eye is first flattened by a suction ring, which temporarily increases the pressure inside the eye to four times normal. A superficial circular flap is then sliced off the cornea, and an ultraviolet laser is used to trim the cornea, to change its shape. The flap is then repositioned.

Lasik is a cosmetic procedure and as such, is not covered by most medical insurance plans. It does not make the eye “see better”; in fact, all eyes see slightly worse (i.e. lose contrast sensitivity) after Lasik.  Lasik simply allows people to see without glasses.

Lasik is usually quite predictable (94% see 20/40 or better without glasses after Lasik), but not completely so; many people still need glasses after Lasik, just thinner ones.

Lasik is surgery. All surgery permanently changes the eye. All surgery can have unforeseen complications.
Among the complications: halos around lights, loss of seeing at night, severe dry eye syndrome, and loss of the ability to see shades of gray. Also, eventually, you will still need reading glasses when you reach the 40's.

Currently, there is a laser treatment (flying spot) that allows for better "following" of the eye - try keeping your eye still when you see what is described above coming at it! It predicts where you are going to look and it follows your eyes movement. Don't forget, one wrong zap with the laser and your vision would be worse than what you already had been seeing.

Lasik eye surgery Comment:

I had it done 2 years ago and LOVE IT! I'd do it again in a heartbeat! You just have to be very careful and choose who you go to carefully. Ask for people/clients that have had it done and call and ask them about their experience. Ask about his credentials and where the doctor has studied and worked. Most of the times they do offer a line of credit to have it done. Just remember not to choose someone because they are cheaper. You get what you pay for. That is a good indication of a doctor. Are they pumping people in and out for cheap? I know when I went they had many tests you had to go thru first to see if you even qualify to have it done. If so then you watch a video on it and even speak to someone about your ideas of it and what the outlook you expect is. Good luck! It's awesome!

 

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The information presented in this web site is of a very general nature, provided for general informational purposes only. It should therefore not be relied upon to address individual medical concerns, as each client's situation differs. Because each situation is different and the medical field is constantly changing, you should consult with a doctor well versed in the Lasik field. The benefits and risks of taking or not taking any medical action can be assessed only after consultation with a licensed doctor. By providing the information in this web site, we do not intend to any make any promises or give any assurances about the outcome of your individual situation, and none should be presumed. Prior to retaining a doctor, one should check with The State Medical Association. Any information provided or contact received from this web site does not constitute a client/doctor relationship.

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