Eyeglasses or contact lenses aren’t the primary choices for many people due to obvious reasons. But if you struggle to get clear vision with no exterior support, Lasik surgery is your go-to solution. Laser-assisted in-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery helps patients kick off their dependency on eyeglasses and contact lens. However, not everyone can get benefitted from this treatment. In this blog, we will understand the various aspects of LASIK surgery, and later you may decide whether or not to choose this treatment to get rid of your eyeglasses.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
Lasik is a two-step procedure in which the first step includes making a thin micron-thin, circular flap in the cornea (the surface of the eye). It may take a few seconds or even less if the surgeon uses either a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser. The surgeon gently lifts the flap to expose the actual vision correction treatment area.
The second step includes a computer-guided excimer laser to permanently remove the microscopic pieces of tissue, creating the patient’s vision problems. The flap is then laid back to act as a natural bandage and protect the cornea’s reshaped portion until it heals completely.
How to Prepare for Lasik Eye Surgery?
At Samarth Eye Care, we advise patients to follow these steps before visiting the clinic to ensure a safe recovery from the treatment:
- Avoid using makeup the day before and on the day of the surgery.
- Clean your eyes properly before the surgery to ensure that no infections are contracted.
- Do not use contact lenses for at least one week before your surgery.
- Bring an acquaintance or family member to drive you to the surgery center and back home safely after surgery.
The Recovery Process
During the first few weeks, your vision may fluctuate, and here are a few things you may experience:
It may take 3-6 months for your vision to stabilize after surgery.
Glare, haloes, difficulty driving at night, and other visual symptoms may also persist during the recovery period. If further correction or enhancement is needed, you should wait until your eye measurements are consistent for two consecutive visits at least three months apart before re-operation.
It is important to realize that although distance vision may improve after re-operation, it is unlikely that other visual symptoms such as glare or haloes will also get enhanced.
Contact Samarth Eye Care Hospital immediately if you develop any new, unusual, or worsening symptoms during the recovery period. Such symptoms may indicate severe health concerns and may lead to vision loss.