LASIK is a procedure for correcting eye disorders, including myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. The surgery can be performed on patients of any age and is completely safe. The results of LASIK are immediate. The recovery time is minimal, and the benefits are lasting. This surgery is also commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction. However, the recovery time can vary. In some cases, patients may experience side effects and discomfort, which is why the procedure may not be for you.
Some complications can occur following LASIK, including irregular corneal tissue and thin corneas. During the procedure, you will lie on an operating table. Your doctor will assess your eye health and perform detailed measurements of your eye. During the procedure, your surgeon will use a special type of cutting laser to modify the curvature of your cornea. This surgery involves removing a tiny piece of corneal tissue with each pulse of the laser. If your cornea is thin, you should opt for photorefractive keratectomy.
A preoperative exam will detect any conditions that may affect your eyes. The doctor will examine your eye’s pupil and any refractive errors. If you have a large pupil, your doctor may recommend the procedure for you. Your surgeon will also check your tear film and look at the shape of your cornea. You may notice a distinct odor after LASIK surgery. You will feel a burning sensation, but this will subside after the surgery.