A relatively popular method of eyesight correction is Lasik surgery. It was first shown in the 1990s and has attracted a devoted fanbase. Since then, LASIK surgery has helped millions of individuals correct their vision. Here are some details on Lasik surgery from Dr Ferzaad Moosa.
The LASIK procedure can be used to treat many different kinds of vision issues. For example, an overly steep cornea is what causes nearsightedness. Lasik surgery can flatten this issue—people who are farsighted need a steeper cornea. Astigmatism is a common eye condition that can be treated with Lasik surgery.
For Lasik surgery to be effective, a circular corneal incision must be made using a laser tool. This cut produces a flap. First, the doctor will make the appropriate repair below the flap. After then, the flap will be changed and linked again. Each eye will only need to undergo the operation once, and it won’t take more than 15 minutes.
The recovery period following Lasik surgery is brief and comparatively painless. You should be in and out of your doctor’s office in approximately an hour because it is an outpatient procedure. On the day of the surgery, you shouldn’t drive yourself home or operate a vehicle, but within a day or two, your vision should be clear enough to carry on with your regular activities. Only minor discomfort for a day or two is expected. Most people say it feels like a sand or dust particle is in their eye.
The success rate of LASIK surgery is relatively high. Only a tiny portion of people have a worsening vision. Less than 1% of persons who get LASIK surgery are in this group. Many complain about dry eyes or lights encroaching on their field of view. Over time, these symptoms ought to go away.
Here Is a List of Technologies That Will Make the Surgery More Expensive
- The average cost of LASIK surgery will rise dramatically with the adoption of Wavefront technology. With this technology, the surgeon’s ability to take corneal measurements and modify the corneal surface during surgery has been substantially improved. Compared to conventional LASIK surgery, it is far more exact. As a result, there is a more significant degree of vision correction (i.e., seeing 20/20 rather than 20/60 or 20/80) and fewer problems, such as halos, glares, and starbursts.
Wavefront technology, commonly called personalized LASIK, employs three-dimensional measurements to identify how your eye focuses on light rays during LASIK surgery by Dr Moosa. These measurements are then utilized to create a three-dimensional map, which the surgeon uses to direct the laser during surgery. In addition to the better results obtained, using this technology raises the average cost of LASIK due to the higher skill level required of the surgeon and the higher cost of this technology.
- Using modern lasers, such as the Intralase, rather than the conventional microkeratome blade to generate a more precise flap during LASIK surgery. As a result of the laser being guided by a computer rather than just the surgeon’s hand, a finer incision is made that is considerably more precise in terms of depth, angle, and location. As a result, people who need more precise incisions and surgical procedures or who have thin corneas and would not usually be candidates for LASIK surgery using a microkeratome blade may benefit from this type of surgery.
This method has the fewest risks of flap problems during LASIK procedures. The average cost of LASIK surgery using this technology is higher than that of the primary blade and excimer laser LASIK surgery (also known as traditional LASIK surgery) due to its more accurate outcomes and techniques, as well as its lower rate of complications. These procedures are also referred to as IntraLASIK surgeries.
- The application of the most cutting-edge laser currently in use, the Advanced CustomVue laser. The levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism that can be corrected with this laser are thought to be beyond the capabilities of conventional LASIK surgery techniques, making it the most precise laser currently available for LASIK procedures. Most patients who get this kind of LASIK surgery report seeing more clearly, vividly, and crisply than they ever had before, with better visual acuity (most patients see better than 20/20). Among all those who get LASIK surgery, these patients claim the highest happiness, success rates, and long-term enjoyment.
The four main types of Lasik surgery are as follows. The first is PRK, the original form of laser eye surgery. With this kind of Lasik surgery, the flap is lifted, and part of the problematic cells are scraped away. Unfortunately, this is not as prevalent as other sorts currently.
E-LASIK or Lasek is the name of the following Lasik procedure. A more delicate blade is used in this procedure since it is more fragile. Patients with corneas that are too sensitive for conventional surgery and who have mild to moderate myopia should consider it. Epi-LASIK is the name of the third type of laser procedure. People with too thin corneas for traditional LASIK surgery can also undergo epi-LASIK surgery.
Contrary to other procedures, the cornea is not sliced in a flap. Instead, a specific tool is utilized to enter the cornea to allow the laser to work. The standard LASIK procedure is the last type and is typically used on people with severe near- or farsightedness.
All individuals are not suitable candidates for Lasik surgery. In addition, you may not be eligible for Lasik surgery if you have specific medical issues or are using certain drugs. To schedule a consultation, call a surgeon. They can advise you on if LASIK is a viable solution in your case.