Laser eye surgery may provide a way for people to see clearly without the burden of having to wear glasses or contact lenses. One of the best known variants of this is the corrective LASIK. There were also many rumors and horror stories that do more harm than good, but this is probably due to those who have not been so fortunate or those who do not plan things well. This article will detail what LASIK is and what you can do to avoid becoming the LASIK horror story coming.
First, the LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) procedure for corrective eye surgery is a very well known to have been performed by eye surgeons worldwide many. The actual method behind LASIK is as follows:
1. A central part of the external eye is cut into a flap
2. A laser is inserted into the eye
3. The surgeon replaces the flap back to its original location
Before LASIK corrective surgery, the surgeon wishes to apply a retention tool for organizing your eyelids open. The surgeon then instill some eye drops in the eye to numb the eye, to prevent your eyes from drying out and act as an antibiotic. Once this preparation is complete, the surgeon then proceed to cut open the hatch with a microkeratome. You should feel no pain during this stage that the anesthetic drops have taken effect. At worst, you feel the pressure that is placed in the eye. After that, the surgeon opens the cap and at this stage, your vision will be blurred. The surgeon or assistant turns on the laser, which reshape the surface of the eye. At this point, you will see the flashing lights, or dirty, and you hear a noise. It is very fast and takes less than 1 minute to go. Once the laser eye surgery is complete, the surgeon re-wet, smooth the eye and also replace the rear flap of the eye.
During LASIK corrective surgery, the surgeon periodically add a few drops in the eye, so it will not be uncomfortable. As a matter of fact, you should feel a physical discomfort through surgery. Once everything is done, the surgeon will give you a plastic bandage to cover the eyes operated on for what is protected from infection, rubs for you and also to allow your eyes to heal.
You should not engage in any physical activity for at least 4 weeks after LASIK corrective surgery. Do not expose eyes to water in hot tubs, a swim in the pools, beach, spa and other for 1-2 months after surgery. Also do not apply any form of lotions or creams near the eyes for about 2 weeks after surgery. In general, you should continue to use drugs that are given to you by the doctor after surgery and consult your doctor regularly to monitor the progress of their eyes and vision. If worse comes to worse as recurrent symptoms of dry eyes, visual disturbances such as glare and light sensitivity, or infections, you should go immediately to your surgeon to see if you can get the surgery or the development antibiotics to treat infection.