LASIK, also commonly known as laser vision correction or computerized eye surgery, is an efficient kind of refractive corrective surgery, particularly for the treatment of myopia, hyperopic, and astigmatism. It is a surgical procedure for treating problems with the normal function of the eyes and its corneal tissues which are responsible for good eye sight and eyesight correction. The word “lasik” (derived from the Greek words for “lens” and “keratosis” – eye) literally means “noach” in Latin. It is also the most popular surgical procedure for cataract surgery and for correcting myopia or farsightedness in all age groups. This kind of eye correction has become extremely popular in recent years, primarily due to its effectiveness and less time consuming experience.
Another very prominent lasik surgery include treatments for myopia or hyperopic condition and for treating astigmatism problems, both of which are very common among the elderly people. Typically, the procedure involves a modification of the patient’s eye prescriptions with the use of a computerized machine that is programmed and designed in order to provide the best possible results with the least amount of discomfort and risk to the patient. Lasik surgery is very safe for almost anyone, even those with severe eye problems, but patients should always consult with their eye doctors before undergoing the surgery. Most eye care centers offer various lasik surgery options for the treatment of myopia and hyperopic patients and they can be performed as short term procedures or long-term ones, based on the type of eye problem detected.
After the lasik surgery, a preoperative evaluation is required in order to detect eye problems such as myopia or hyperopia before the actual procedure. During the preoperative evaluation, an artificial intraocular pressure (IOP) is determined on a visual analog scale (VAS); a reading of the pressure within the eyes can be helpful in making the lasik surgery more efficient. It is also important to find out if there are any complications that can arise after lasik surgery. This includes dry eyes, corneal ulcers and other complications. If the lasik surgery proceeds successfully, postoperative complications will be rare.