LASER EYE SURGERY
Why Do Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a modern procedure to correct eye problems such as myopia or short-sightedness, astigmatism, corneal abnormality, to name a few. The procedure is laser-assisted and is guided by computers. The popularity of laser eye surgery is due to its high success rate which is 80% satisfaction among those who went through the surgical process. The procedure is also proven to be safe so long as it is conducted by a trained professional and a thorough examination is conducted on the patient for proper evaluation.
Types of Laser Eye Surgical Procedures:
LASIK – This is the most popular process and is suitable for those who have eye problems related to long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism. Among the 4 laser eye surgical procedures, LASIK is the most common. The operation is conducted by the surgeon creating a thin flap in the cornea using a surgical blade. When the flap is created, the laser will then reshape the cornea to rectify the refractive error. Most surgeons prefer LASIK because it is precise and accurate with few known complications. There are two types of LASIK procedure, the all-laser and the one which uses blade.
PRK – This laser eye surgery is designed to correct mild to moderate myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. The procedure is done using ultraviolet light on the corneal surface.
LASEK – The procedure is also designed to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism but utilizes 20% solution to correct the eye problem.
LTK – Uses heat to reshape or shrink the cornea to correct the eye problem. The normal vision is restored within seconds after the procedure. No incision is required for the process.
Advantages of Laser Eye Surgery
More and more people with problems related to eyesight optimize laser eye surgery to restore their normal vision. The popularity of the procedure is due to its high success rates and minimal side effects. Some of the benefits that one could get out of the procedure are the following:
– You only invest once. After the procedure, you can expect for your eyesight to be restored thereby saving on eye examinations, eye solutions and the hassles of using eye glasses or contact lenses.
– You can restore your daily activities without worrying about getting your eyeglasses damaged such as in sports activities like swimming and other contact sports. You can also drive a vehicle or use computers on extensive hours without getting the same stress you used to have before the laser eye surgery.
– You will boost yourself confidence since some people are shy to interact with others if they have spectacles. You will also enjoy having a better 0hysical appearance without your eye glasses.