LASIK laser eye surgery, or also known as a type of laser eye surgery, is deliberated to reduce people’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses. The undergoing of this is best known as LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. It improves short-sighted and long-sighted people, although short-sighted has a higher rate of success. More than 90% of people going through LASIK laser eye surgery can expect to achieve half of their vision to their full vision or better rejuvenated. People with long-sightedness still benefit from the surgery, although such success of curing short-sight is not guaranteed. The success of this shows that 98% of people, under all conditions, who take the surgery can legally drive a car without glasses or contact lenses. I strongly suggest you to visit Eyes of Texas to learn more about this.
An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea by vaporising tissue to remove irregular shaping and so light is correctly focused on the retina, therefore improving eyesight and resulting in a clearer image. Local Anaesthetic eye drops will be applied to anaesthetise the eye, making this procedure almost pain free. Plastic, clear, shield-like contacts will be placed over your eyes to seal the surgery work and removed on your visit the following day. It is also immediate, so that when you walk out of the surgery you will be able to see clearer, although 4 days is advised, before the full effects of the surgery are noted, as the cornea will be slightly swollen and take 3-4 days to regenerate. It is a short procedure taking just 20-30 minutes and patients are accepted to leave in a little over and hour.
The technology of altering the cornea was first thought of in 1940 and took up to 1990 until the LASIK laser eye surgery was fully developed and began operating on people in 1992. Many thousands of Australians each year and millions of people around the world are now choosing, if not have already chosen to undergo LASIK eye surgery, the vast majority being very happy with the results and would recommend and repeat it.
Determining whether LASIK eye surgery is right depends on certain guidelines. You must be of 18 years or older and if you are over 55 years old, seeking advice from the clinic about this is advised as they will assess if you can undergo the surgery and make recommendations.
Medical eye conditions and general health issues such as pregnancy or breastfeeding should be consulted with the clinic also. Information seminars on LASIK laser eye surgery are extremely helpful if thinking about going through the procedure and you can usually find a local seminar by searching for it on the internet, or consulting your local clinic. Assessments can be booked at your chosen treatment centre and you will be advised of all the information and expectations from your individual surgery.