June 15, 2024

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Lasik Surgery Paves The Way For Clear Vision 

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Are you having problems with your eyesight, and tired of those boring eyeglasses or tedious contact lenses? Then, LASIK surgery is the solution to all your problems. These advanced procedures reduce your dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses, thereby improving your quality of life. 

Lasik Hamilton Center offers state-of-the-art laser surgery to correct refractive errors with minimal complications and quick recovery. 

What is LASIK surgery?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) is a refractive eye surgery that uses advanced laser technology to fix your vision problems. It corrects errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the cornea), and presbyopia (the condition where your eye loses its ability to focus on nearby objects). 

LASIK changes the shape of your cornea (outermost layer of the eye) permanently to improve how light bends to reach your retina (a light-sensitive tissue layer present at the back of your eye) to see objects clearly. 

What are the advantages of LASIK surgery?

LASIK surgery is becoming increasingly popular owing to the following benefits:

  • A minimally invasive procedure, thus does not damage the surrounding tissues
  • No incisions or sutures are required
  • The normal physiologic layers of the cornea are left intact
  • Decreases the need for glasses and contact lens
  • Minimal post-op  complications 
  • Quick recovery
  • Yields long-lasting permanent vision correction

How is LASIK performed?

LASIK surgery is a minimally invasive, and outpatient procedure. 

The procedure is as follows:

  • Your eye surgeon will administer anesthetic eye drops to numb your eyes.
  • Your eyes will be positioned with an eye holder, to prevent blinking or any eye movement.
  • A suction ring will be used to raise and flatten your cornea, for proper exposure of the surgical site.
  • A microtome (a type of thin surgical knife) will be used to create a thin protective corneal flap.
  • Your surgeon will program the excimer laser and target it to the bed of the cornea.
  • The computer-guided excimer laser beam will reshape your cornea by removing layers of the cornea (0.25 microns per laser pulse). 
  • The corneal flap will be positioned in its original place and allowed to heal without any sutures.

What to expect after LASIK?

You are expected to follow your surgeon’s instructions for optimal healing and quick recovery. Ensure to use pain medications and post-surgical eye drops accordingly. Avoid strenuous exercise, excess screen time and sun exposure, swimming, and eye makeup for at least 1 week. You can resume your activities in 4 to 5 days.  

Takeaway

LASIK can give you a new view of the world around you, without the need for your glasses or contact lens. However, discuss with your eye surgeon about LASIK, and determine if it’s the right fit for you.