What is LASIK Eye Surgery and Why Should You Get It In 2022?
LASIK Eye Surgery (LASIK) is a popular way to improve your vision. A LASIK procedure is an outpatient surgery usually performed in an office or outpatient surgery center. It’s a type of laser eye surgery that permanently corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea. It’s also referred to as LASIK and refractive surgery. The purpose of the procedure is to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.
A laser is used to reshape the cornea, which is the clear, front part of the eye. By reshaping the cornea, this improves the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina (which is located at the back of the eye), allowing for improved vision. This eye surgery is a safe and effective way to improve your vision if you meet the right qualifications. But, LASIK eye surgery isn’t right for everyone. So, if you’re wondering if LASIK is right for you, this article will explain what LASIK eye surgery is and whether you should consider getting the procedure.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
The word “LASIK” stands for “Laser-Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis”. It’s a type of eye surgery that reshapes the cornea through a process called photorefractive surgery.
How does LASIK Work?
During this surgery, a refractive surgeon reshapes the cornea with a laser. The surgery takes place in the operating room or suite. The surgeon first numbs the eye and then uses an excimer laser to cut the cornea in a controlled way. After the corneal flap is created, the surgeon reshapes the cornea stroma with a femtosecond laser. Prior to surgery, the surgeon uses a corneal topographer to “map” the shape of the cornea.
What are common refractive errors?
Your eye shape determines how far away an object you see is from your eyes. The cornea has a central steep part and a flatter, more curved edge. If your cornea is steep, you have a long sighted eye. If your cornea is flatter, you have a short sighted eye.
Should I get LASIK eye surgery?
If you’re a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, then it’s a medical decision you must make for yourself. This decision will involve weighing the potential benefits and risks of LASIK eye surgery. The procedure is safe and does not pose a significant health risk. However, LASIK eye surgery is a permanent procedure. It cannot be reversed. So, if it doesn’t work for you, you’ll be stuck with the vision correction you received.
LASIK eye surgery is a popular way to improve your vision. It’s a type of laser eye surgery that permanently corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea. It’s also referred to as LASIK and refractive surgery. This eye surgery is a safe and effective way to improve your vision if you meet the right qualifications. Schedule an appointment with us today to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery!
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