You are deciding on having Lasik laser eye surgery. Your friends have had the surgery with great success. You are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses. You will need to talk with your eye doctor and do research to find the best Lasik eye surgeon in your area. This surgery is not for everyone. You will need a baseline evaluation to see if you are a candidate. Medical history, medications, and health will all be factors.
Even after you have been considered a candidate, you will be informed of all the risks involved with Lasik laser eye surgery as with any surgery. Your eye doctor will discuss the pre-surgery requirements, what will happen during surgery and what to expect after surgery. He or she will inform you of complications that may occur and how your vision will change over the healing process.
Some reasons you may be disqualified are abnormal corneal curvature which indicates a weak corneal; dry eyes because corneal nerves that stimulated tears are cut during the surgery; large pupils since patients may be prone to seeing halos or have night vision problems. Previous refractive surgery especially radial keratotomy (RK) since it may complicate additional procedures.
For the surgery you will be prepped. You will be awake during the surgery. Anesthetic drops are put into your eyes to numb the surface. An eyelid speculum is placed between your eyelids to keep them open. A corneal flap is made and the laser procedure then the cornea is reshaped or ablated by vaporizing corneal tissue which takes about 20 to 90 seconds. Then the corneal flap is returned to its original position.
You will need to sit with your eyes closed for about 30 minutes. The surgeon will return to check your eyes. Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory drops and lubricating drops will be given to you with instructions. Vision will be blurred for a couple of days after the surgery and will continue to improve for up to six months. Follow up visits will be scheduled with your eye doctor.
FDA approved Lasik laser eye surgery is an advanced, computer precision excimer laser eye surgery. Other laser ablations or cornea reshaping procedures can be done with conventional laser treatments, wave-front optimized treatments and wave-front guided treatments.
Call your eye doctor or Houston Lasik surgeon for more information. Qualified Lasik surgery is available across America and in Texas in cities as Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
At the International EyeCare Laser Center, our doctors practice LASIK only - we are specialists. Dr. Charles Moore is instrumental in the design and development of LASIK diagnostic and surgical equipment. For more information visit our site: http://www.texaslasik.com/