If you decide to go ahead with LASIK surgery, you will need an initial or baseline evaluation by your eye doctor to determine if you are a good candidate. This is what you need to know to prepare for
Career impact - does your job prohibit refractive surgery? Cost - can you really afford this procedure? Medical conditions - e.g., do you have an autoimmune disease or other major illness? Do you have
Overtreatment or undertreatment - are you willing and able to have more than one surgery to get the desired result? May still need reading glasses - do you have presbyopia? Results may not be lasting
No contact lenses prior to evaluation and surgery - can you go for an extended period of time without wearing contact lenses? Have a thorough exam - have you arranged not to drive or work after the exam? Read
The surgery should take less than 30 minutes. You will lie on your back in a reclining chair in an exam room containing the laser system. The laser system includes a large machine with a microscope attached
Immediately after the procedure, your eye may burn, itch, or feel like there is something in it. You may experience some discomfort, or in some cases, mild pain and your doctor may suggest you take a
Ablate in surgery, is to remove. Ablation zone the area of tissue that is removed during laser surgery. Accommodation the ability of the eye to change its focus from distant objects to near objects. Acuity
You are probably NOT a good candidate for refractive surgery if: You are not a risk taker. Certain complications are unavoidable in a percentage of patients, and there are no long-term data available
The eye and vision errors The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an
Are you a candidate for laser vision correction? You are a good candidate if you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.
What's the Difference?
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) The LASIK procedure also uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea, but this is done under a thin corneal flap, which preservers the surface epithelial cells.
Is It Right For Me?
What is LASIK? Am I eligible? How does the laser work? Get answers to these and other questions inside here.