LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, commonly called laser vision correction or laser eye surgery, is basically a form of refractive keratectomy for the treatment of myopia, hyperopic, and astigmatism by means of the application of a laser beam on the affected cornea. It is a surgical procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with the use of a laser. It can also correct the corneal symptoms of a condition known as cataracts. This surgery is particularly helpful in treating all three forms of astigmatism, and thus can help people eliminate their glasses or contact lenses in order to enjoy a clear vision. The most important advantage of this surgery is that it offers a permanent solution to the problem of astigmatism without the need for glasses or contacts.
After undergoing lasik surgery, you will experience minimal to no pain at all and you will be able to see clearly without any straining or rubbing of your eyes. Before the surgery, you will be evaluated thoroughly by your surgeon to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Your surgeon will carefully examine each part of your eye to check for irregularities and abnormalities, and then determine the most effective procedure for you based on these findings. If you suffer from dry eyes, you may feel an intense burning sensation or itching in the lasik area, but these feelings will be gone once your eyes heal. You will also be given drops that lubricate the eye area, allowing you to have a clear and pain-free vision.
However, even though lasik surgery is generally a relatively safe procedure, some complications do occur in some patients, such as dry eyes, painful eyes, corneal ulcers, dry skin and mild redness, but these complications are usually not too serious. These complications can be minimized if you follow certain guidelines before, during and after the procedure. The first thing that your doctor will recommend is that you not drive after lasik surgery, as it may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. In addition, you will need to avoid contact sports activities of any kind for at least two weeks, as the eye area will be very sensitive to light. Most people experience no complications with the procedure itself, but there are some medical conditions you should avoid for a certain period of time after the procedure.