5 Things You Need to Know About LASIK Surgery

By The Medical City , | May 31, 2019

Living with poor eyesight is a challenge. Without eyeglasses or contact lenses, it’s hard to do simple tasks such as watching a TV show, reading a book or even recognizing people.


Living with poor eyesight is a challenge. Without eyeglasses or contact lenses, it’s hard to do simple tasks such as watching a TV show, reading a book or even recognizing people.

If you’re like many people who are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, you may choose to have eye surgery to improve your vision. One of the more common eye procedures is called LASIK.

The word “LASIK” stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis – it is a type of laser refractive surgery performed on individuals who have astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness.

If you’re thinking about having LASIK eye surgery, here are 5 things you need to know about it:

LASIK is a fast and safe procedure

Laser eye surgery was developed over 30 years ago and modern developments in technology have it made it one of the safest procedures around the world. More than 96% of patients have experienced much improved vision after LASIK. The surgery takes around 10-15 minutes per eye, and vision is corrected nearly the day after the procedure.

LASIK does not guarantee perfect vision

While laser refractive surgery promises improved eyesight, it certainly does not guarantee 20/20 vision for every patient. After LASIK, most patients will be less dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses while many patients will be fine without them at all.

LASIK is painless

During the procedure, you will be given anesthetic drops to numb your eyes. If you’re feeling a bit anxious before the procedure, your surgeon may administer a mild sedative to calm you down. After the procedure, you may experience a slight discomfort in your eyes, nothing that an aspirin or ibuprofen can help manage.

LASIK is not for everyone

A proper candidate for LASIK must be at least 18 years old and should meet the following criteria:

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<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No autoimmune or collagen vascular disease

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No existing eye infections or injury

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No eye problems such as amblyopia or strabismus

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No medication or have any condition that may compromise the body’s immune response

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No eye diseases including glaucoma, keratoconus, cataracts, herpes simplex and herpes zoster

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Candidate should not be pregnant or nursing during the procedure

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Thickness of the person’s cornea must be at least 0.5mm

LASIK should be performed by licensed and trusted specialists

Here’s what you should look for in a LASIK surgeon:

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Always check if your chosen surgeon has the credentials to perform the operation. Also, choose a LASIK surgeon that can help you understand the procedure, its implications and possible outcomes.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Experienced

Aside from the being a licensed professional, your choice must have a solid track record in laser eye surgery. Having the requisite experience can reflect on the outcome of your operation.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Equipment and technology

If your chosen LASIK surgeon has access to the latest laser eye surgery technology, this affects the quality and success of your operation.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Trusted

A recommendation from a relative or friend can make a huge difference when making your final decision. Also, visit reputable websites to research on the surgeons you can place your trust in.

 

How can The Medical City help you?

At The Medical City Eye and Vision Institute, we have a complete roster of board-certified Ophthalmologists who can give you medical advice, diagnosis and treatment.

Since the LASIK eye surgery is done at the Laser Refractive Center of The Medical City Eye and Vision Institute and performed by a highly-skilled team of refractive surgeons, it is guaranteed safe, precise, and effective.  True to its value proposition of patient partnership, at The Medical City, you can be assured of genuine and personalized care by medical experts you can trust.  You will be involved in the decision-making every step of the way.

 

For more information, you may contact:

Laser Refractive Center

Tel No.: 9881000 / 9887000 ext 7783 and 7784

 

References:

https://www.tlcvision.com/lasik-candidate/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/lasik-eye-surgery/in-depth/lasik-surgery/art-20045751

https://www.vsp.com/lasik-facts-and-myths.html

https://www.lasik.com/articles/what-should-you-look-for-in-lasik-surgeons/

https://www.webmd.com/men/features/10-key-facts-to-know-about-lasik#1



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5 Things You Need to Know About LASIK Surgery

By The Medical City ,

May 31, 2019


Living with poor eyesight is a challenge. Without eyeglasses or contact lenses, it’s hard to do simple tasks such as watching a TV show, reading a book or even recognizing people.

Living with poor eyesight is a challenge. Without eyeglasses or contact lenses, it’s hard to do simple tasks such as watching a TV show, reading a book or even recognizing people.

If you’re like many people who are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, you may choose to have eye surgery to improve your vision. One of the more common eye procedures is called LASIK.

The word “LASIK” stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis – it is a type of laser refractive surgery performed on individuals who have astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness.

If you’re thinking about having LASIK eye surgery, here are 5 things you need to know about it:

LASIK is a fast and safe procedure

Laser eye surgery was developed over 30 years ago and modern developments in technology have it made it one of the safest procedures around the world. More than 96% of patients have experienced much improved vision after LASIK. The surgery takes around 10-15 minutes per eye, and vision is corrected nearly the day after the procedure.

LASIK does not guarantee perfect vision

While laser refractive surgery promises improved eyesight, it certainly does not guarantee 20/20 vision for every patient. After LASIK, most patients will be less dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses while many patients will be fine without them at all.

LASIK is painless

During the procedure, you will be given anesthetic drops to numb your eyes. If you’re feeling a bit anxious before the procedure, your surgeon may administer a mild sedative to calm you down. After the procedure, you may experience a slight discomfort in your eyes, nothing that an aspirin or ibuprofen can help manage.

LASIK is not for everyone

A proper candidate for LASIK must be at least 18 years old and should meet the following criteria:

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No diabetes

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No autoimmune or collagen vascular disease

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No existing eye infections or injury

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No eye problems such as amblyopia or strabismus

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No medication or have any condition that may compromise the body’s immune response

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->No eye diseases including glaucoma, keratoconus, cataracts, herpes simplex and herpes zoster

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Candidate should not be pregnant or nursing during the procedure

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Thickness of the person’s cornea must be at least 0.5mm

LASIK should be performed by licensed and trusted specialists

Here’s what you should look for in a LASIK surgeon:

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Board-certified

Always check if your chosen surgeon has the credentials to perform the operation. Also, choose a LASIK surgeon that can help you understand the procedure, its implications and possible outcomes.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Experienced

Aside from the being a licensed professional, your choice must have a solid track record in laser eye surgery. Having the requisite experience can reflect on the outcome of your operation.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Equipment and technology

If your chosen LASIK surgeon has access to the latest laser eye surgery technology, this affects the quality and success of your operation.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Trusted

A recommendation from a relative or friend can make a huge difference when making your final decision. Also, visit reputable websites to research on the surgeons you can place your trust in.

 

How can The Medical City help you?

At The Medical City Eye and Vision Institute, we have a complete roster of board-certified Ophthalmologists who can give you medical advice, diagnosis and treatment.

Since the LASIK eye surgery is done at the Laser Refractive Center of The Medical City Eye and Vision Institute and performed by a highly-skilled team of refractive surgeons, it is guaranteed safe, precise, and effective.  True to its value proposition of patient partnership, at The Medical City, you can be assured of genuine and personalized care by medical experts you can trust.  You will be involved in the decision-making every step of the way.

 

For more information, you may contact:

Laser Refractive Center

Tel No.: 9881000 / 9887000 ext 7783 and 7784

 

References:

https://www.tlcvision.com/lasik-candidate/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/lasik-eye-surgery/in-depth/lasik-surgery/art-20045751

https://www.vsp.com/lasik-facts-and-myths.html

https://www.lasik.com/articles/what-should-you-look-for-in-lasik-surgeons/

https://www.webmd.com/men/features/10-key-facts-to-know-about-lasik#1


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