Thanks to today’s modern technology, patients who want to correct their eyesight no longer have to limit their choices to just wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses. Should you have refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, a new alternative you can consider is LASIK surgery or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. This procedure is ideal for patients who have refractive errors and wants to achieve better vision.
How LASIK surgery works:
It only takes less than an hour for an eye surgeon or an ophthalmologist to correct or repair vision through LASIK. During the operation, the surgeon uses lasers in order to create a flap on your cornea and then remove the small fractions of tissues. The flap is then laid back in place. Once removed, this allows you to have a better and corrected vision. LASIK is one of the most commended procedures by professionals as it delivers reliable solutionsas well as long lasting results.
Most patients who undergo this treatment are happy withthe results andrecovery time. The day after the surgery, patients can experience improved vision almost immediately. The results of the surgery and recovery time may vary depending on the patient’s eye and overall health condition.
How to take care of your eyes after the operation:
After the surgery, it is normal to experience an itchy or foreign bodysensation in your eyes. Your doctor will prescribe medicated and lubricating eye drops in order to remedy this problem. No matter how tempting it gets, do not rub the eyes as it may cause complications and could preventit from healing properly. During the initial forty-eight hours after the operation, you may experience blurred vision or haziness. Your eyes will also be very sensitive during this time so it is highly recommended to wear protective sunglasses.
What happens after the first week of the operation?
After the operation, your surgeon will do a post-operative exam to see to it that the operation has been successful.He or she will advise you to take extra precautions and some medications in order to help your eyesheal quickly. Majority of vision recovery and improvement is attained in the first week post-surgery and will continue to improve in the coming weeks. Depending on individuals and the type of procedure done, it may take up to six months before your eyes have completely achieved the results of the surgery. Be sure to follow the following tips for faster recovery:
- You needto avoid doing any contact sports or any activities in which the eyes could be accidentally touched until your doctor has given you permission to do so.
- Avoid using any eye lotions, eye creams, eye makeup, and even eye drops, unless the doctor prescribes it
- Stay out of swimming pools, showers, or hot tubs while the eyes are healing.
- Use sunglasses or protective lenses during these times.
- Avoid driving at night until your doctor says so or until the vision has completely stabilized.
- You must inform the surgeon if you feel any abnormal symptoms after the operation.
Following these tips allows you to best achieve the results of your operation. If you need to undergo aneye examination or want to know if you are qualified to undergo LASIK, get in touch with Atlas Eye today so you can schedule an appointment. They offer a wide selection of services including LASIK, ReLEx SMILE, and cataract surgeries. You may also visit their website to learn more about their services.