LASIK Eye Surgery
Many people have certain vision problems and need to wear glasses or lenses to help them in everyday life. Event though corrective lenses and eyeglasses are very useful, they unable people to do certain activities easily. For example, it is very inconvenient to swim, dive or skydive if you wear them. LASIK (Laser-Assisted-in-SItu-Keratomileusis) is the surgical procedure that can correct some of the vision problems. It is very common type of refractive eye surgery, changing the cornea shape. LASIK surgery should bend light rays in order to focus more precisely on human retina, rather than short or beyond of retina. Its goal is to produce sharper and clearer vision.
Before the LASIK surgery, patient undergoes eye exams where specialized equipment is being used to carefully measure cornea, its shape and irregularities. These pre-surgical tests allow eye doctor to chart patient’s eye and to precisely remove corneal tissue. In general, the more detailed the measurements are, the more precisely doctor can remove tissue from cornea. LASIK surgery commonly lasts for less than 30 minutes. After this surgery, patient’s eye may itch, burn or be watery and the vision is likely to be blurred, but after 2 to 3 months, eyes will heal and the vision will be stabilized.
As with any other procedure, LASIK surgery has certain risks. Those risks can be increased by some health conditions, such as autoimmune disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, for example), pregnancy, keratoconus, unstable vision etc. In case patient has severe nearsightedness, fairly good vision, or participates in some contact sports, this type of eye surgery might not be so advisable. In case you consider LASIK procedure, it is important to talk to your eye doctor about your concerns, questions, advantages and disadvantages. Newport Beach LASIK eye surgery and eye surgeon Dr. Alexandra are there for you to answer your questions and to provide you best treatment to correct your vision.