According to Dr. Richard Nahas, glasses have been an annoying part of life for many people. They break and bend out of shape very easily and lenses are even riskier. That’s why Lasik Eye Surgery has been gaining popularity in recent years. However, there are a few things you should know about it before you opt for the procedure.
- Figure out if you need Lasik Surgery – Lasik Eye Surgery is a fairly inclusive procedure and most adults should be eligible for it. You must have nearsightedness up to -12.00D of myopia or farsightedness up to +6.00D of hyperopia along with imperfection of the curvature of your eye. You would need to go through an eye exam with your eye doctor before you receive Lasik eye surgery.
During this examination, the doctor will figure out the size of your pupil, refractive errors, the shape of your cornea and more such eye conditions. They may also recommend treatment before the surgery if you have especially dry eyes. Usually, most people are eligible for Lasik unless they:
- Have healthy eyes.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Have an autoimmune disease.
- Pain during and after the surgery – The surgery itself isn’t painful at all. Your eyes would be treated with numbing eye drops before the surgery. At most, you’ll feel a bit of pressure during the surgery, but no pain. The surgeon may also give you other medications that help you stay calm and relaxed during the procedure. However, after the surgery, you may feel a bit of burning sensation or itching in your eyes. Fortunately, that sensation is going to be temporary.
- Results of the surgery – Right after you go through Lasik eye surgery, you should be experiencing better vision. If you couldn’t see things from a distance, they should be very visible right after the surgery. Initially, your eyesight may be a bit hazy and fuzzy. However, it should stabilize and improve within the first few days of the surgery. However, you should be careful during the first few days and allow your eyes to rest as much as possible.
- Risks of Lasik – All surgical procedures, no matter their simplicity, come with a few risks. Lasik eye surgery also comes with risks. You should be aware of these risks and make sure that the benefits from the surgery outweigh these risks. The risks include:
- Dry eyes.
- Inflammation and infection.
- Impaired vision in the dark. You may see starbursts or halos at night.
- You may require reading glasses several years after the procedure.
- Over or under-correction that would put you back on glasses.
- Corneal tissue complications.
Dr. Richard Nahas suggests that you figure out if Lasik Eye Surgery is right for you before proceeding with it. While the benefits are obvious, it also comes with risks, just like any other surgical procedure. Take your time and do your research before you opt for this procedure.