Lets explore some of the important facts you must know before taking a final decision.
1) LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It is a type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by doctors to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. This treatment involves the change of shape of the cornea permanently.
2) During the surgery, small amounts of tissue are removed from the center of the cornea which adversely affects how light is received through the cornea to the retina.
3) Like any other surgery many risks are involved such as vision loss, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma etc. Actually in glaucoma intraocular pressure increases to the dangerous levels which destroys optic nerve. LASIK surgery makes cornea thin thus aggravating glaucoma.
4) You may develop debilitating visual syndromes. One possible result is that you may see starburst patterns around lights. Driving at night may become very risky, especially with heavy oncoming traffic. The headlights may seem almost blinding to some.
5) Keep in mind that there are chances of above problems but it doesn’t mean that you will also be affected in any of these ways.
6) Don’t make a decision based on what other people say even if they have had the procedure done with great success. Make your decision based on facts and only after discussing everything with specialists.
7) While choosing a doctor be very sure about his qualifications, his success rate and check whether he uses FDA approved equipments.
8) Feel free to talk to the doctor and go over the procedure with him. They should be able to tell you exactly what to expect before, during and after the LASIK eye surgery.
9) It is important to have an eye examination before surgery to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Discuss about medications you are taking or have taken within the last six months. This includes over-the-counter medications and let him know about any allergies you have.
10) Finally, Try to go for the best, don't let cost be a factor because no cost can be greater than your eyes. These are precious gifts from God.
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