If you have certain vision problems that are caused from an incorrect shape of your cornea, such as astigmatism, then your vision may be able to be corrected with Lasik eye surgery. This procedure can help to correct your vision with an outpatient appointment, and depending on the seriousness of your condition, you may never need corrective lenses again. If you are interested in Lasik eye surgery then you should read the information below.
What types of problems can Lasik eye surgery help with?
Lasik eye surgery can be an effective treatment for vision problems where the improper shape of the cornea affects your vision. A couple examples of these types of vision problems includes presbyopia, astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness.
How is the procedure done?
On the day of your Lasik eye surgery, you want to have someone go with you; you will need a ride home. Numbing drops will be put in your eyes so you won't feel anything. Your eyelids will be held open by a medical device called a lid speculum. A flap of the top few layers of your cornea will be created and flipped over for the procedure.
A laser will be used to remove some of your cornea in order to give it the correct shape required for you to experience improved vision. Once the cornea has been reshaped then the flap will be put back in place to heal.
What can you expect during the recovery period?
Once the procedure is done, you will be sent home with a few different types of eye drops. They will help with the healing process, help to prevent infection and help with the pain. Make sure you put them in as directed. You may feel as if you have an eyelash in your eye; this is from the flap that was created during the procedure.
You will go back in for a post-op exam with your eye doctor a day or so after the procedure. You won't be able to drive until you are cleared during this exam. Your vision will be blurry at first, then you will notice it will become clearer and clearer as the days go by. How long before full results are achieved will be different for each person.
Lasik eye surgery can be a great choice for vision correction because it eliminates the need to wear corrective lenses and gives you back your eyesight permanently.