Lasik Surgery
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Lasik Surgery

Lasik surgery is a simple procedure that is known as ‘operation-free,’ however this corrective eye process does require a bit of physical work with the eyes. Nonetheless, the surgery has great results for those who wear glasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. After undergoing the surgery, most are able to see without any visual aid, freeing them from their glasses and lenses. The surgery is commonly known as ‘operation-free’ because the process usually requires no sedative and only takes a few minutes to correct both eyes.

Still, there is a tiny bit of work that must be done on the cornea of the eyes to correct vision. The main tool used in this surgery is a no-heat laser, which burns away portions of the cornea to reform the shape of the lenses in the eye in order to return correct vision. In order for this laser to reach the cornea, a small incision must be made on the eye to allow access. The incision is extremely small and only causes a slight amount of discomfort, which depends mainly on the patient. Most people have a small fear of having their eyes touched, so this surgery can be very difficult and uncomfortable, however, mild sedatives are often used to increase relaxation.

After surgery, patients are given anti-inflammatory eye drops, shades to soften bright lights, and usually a mask to protect their eyes while they sleep. There are a few minor side effects such as sensitivity to light and mild hemorrhaging, which fade after a couple of weeks.

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