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What is Lasik?
Lasik has emerged as very popular treatment across the globe from last two decades. Lasik refers to Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and is the most common laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Like other forms of refractive surgery, LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea so that the light entering the eye can properly focus on the retina for clearer vision.
LASIK procedure is pain-free and is very short, gets completed within 15 minutes for both the eyes. The results can be seen in as little as 24 hours after the procedure.
How is LASIK performed?
As the first step for the procedure, your eye surgeon will create a circular flap in the cornea of your eye by using microkeratome or fematosecond laser. The surgeon then folds back the flap to seek an access to underlying cornea and removal of corneal tissue is performed using excimer laser. The microscopic amounts of corneal tissue is then removed using an ultraviolent light beam.
Is LASIK performed differently for farsighted and nearsighted people?
For nearsighted people, LASIK is performed to flatten the cornea while steeper cornea is desired for farsighted people.
What happens before the procedure?
An evaluation is done for the moistness of the eyes and a precautionary treatment is performed to reduce the risk of developing dry eyes after the procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
To prevent discomfort of the eye, numbing eye drops are applied. A relaxing medication is administered by the doctor. A lid speculum is used to position the eye under the microscope and keep it open. Cornea is marked using ink marker to create a flap. After creation of corneal flap, by using a computer, your surgeon will adjust the excimer laser and you will be asked to look at a target light for a short time. Your eye will then be watched through a microscope while pulses of light are sent to your cornea by laser. These pulses painlessly reshape the cornea.
During the procedure, you might feel some pressure on your eye. You might also hear a clicking sound as the laser operates.
What should I expect after the procedure?
You might have blurry vision or hazy vision immediately after the procedure but clarity improves vastly within 24 hours. Generally eyeslight stabilizes and improves within a few days, however, in some cases it may continue to take several weeks. For majority of patients, eyesight improves immediately.
Are there any precautions to be followed after the procedure?
The patients are asked to refrain from doing anything strenuous for at least a week that can traumatize the eye and affect the process of healing.