If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may have thought about having surgery to correct your vision. The LASIK procedure consists in the use of a laser beam to reshape the shape of the cornea of your eyes – the vaulted, transparent and round part that covers the surface of the eye – with the aim of improving the focusing of the light rays in your eyes. retina. The term LASIK is the acronym for “laser assisted in situ keratomileusis”.
Before deciding on this surgery, you have to think about some things. The LASIK procedure is a surgery that is performed on a very delicate part of the eye and is irreversible. As with any other surgery, there are risks and possible complications. Millions of people have undergone LASIK surgery, many of them with great success, but it is not a recommended procedure for all cases.
The LASIK procedure does not always produce a perfect vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reports that nine out of 10 patients achieve a vision between 20/20 and 20/40, but a 20/40 vision may not be good enough for certain work or leisure activities. Even having a 20/20 vision does not always mean having a perfect view. There may be a slight decrease in precise and defined vision.
Although the LASIK procedure corrects your vision from a distance, it is likely that when you reach the middle of the quarantine you will need to wear reading glasses. LASIK surgery cannot correct or prevent presbyopia, which is the loss of visual focus to see up close caused by age.
If you are short-sighted and do not need glasses or reading glasses and undergo the LASIK procedure, over time, you may have to start using reading glasses before doing this.
You will have to undergo an eye exam performed by your refractive surgeon. Your usual eye doctor can perform a preliminary examination of your eyes. When you are going to have the test, keep records of your prescriptions. If you wear contact lenses, stop using them before your initial reference exam (soft contact lenses – two weeks, soft toric lenses or rigid permeable lenses – three weeks, hard lenses – four weeks). Contact lenses can temporarily change the shape of the cornea and distort the results of measurements during the preoperative examination.
LASIK is an outpatient surgical procedure. The only anesthetic used in this procedure is an eye drop that numbs the surface of the eye. The surgery takes between 10 and 15 minutes per eye. Sometimes both eyes are operated on in the same procedure; but other times, before operating the second eye, surgeons prefer to wait (a few days or months) to see the results of the first procedure.
At New Vision Eye Centre, we gave gained ground as the number one clinic for LASIK Treatment in Dubai. Our highly qualified ophthalmologists perform this surgery with the latest technology promising you a clear vision without glasses.