Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

Eye correction surgeries or Refractive surgeries are treatments based on laser techniques that are performed to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. These are methods are described as surgical procedures with minima discomfort that help in reducing patient’s dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. The most common type of laser eye surgery procedures is LASIK. This method is the most popular refractive surgery performed by highly qualified and highly experienced eye surgeons.

LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. And it is performed by expert for people suffering from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. This procedure involves reshaping the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision.

This procedure has many benefits:

• This type of laser eye surgery is pain-free

• It is quick and fast. It can be completed within 15 minutes for both eyes.

• The results after surgery are; improved vision and no need of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

• Results can be seen usually in as little as 24 hours.

• Patient remains comfortable as numbing drops are used for eyes before procedure.

Eye surgeon uses either a mechanical surgical tool a femtosecond laser to create a thin, circular “flap” in the cornea. Then the hinged flap is folded back to access the underlying cornea and then surgeon removes some corneal tissue using an excimer laser. Actually, the highly specialized laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea. This is done to reshape the cornea so it focuses light on the retina for improved vision, more accurately. Once the reshaping of the cornea is done, the flap is then laid back in place to cover the area where the corneal tissue was removed. Then the cornea is allowed to heal naturally.

No bandages and no stitches are required in the procedure. Only one thing to make sure is approaching best eye surgeon to perform the laser eye surgery. The decision of approaching expert eye surgeon will be responsible to help patient get the successful results by the procedure. There are online websites from where people can gather all necessary details.

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