LASIK, or laser eye surgery, is a refractive procedure that helps correct hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. It is commonly referred to as laser vision correction and is a popular way to correct vision problems caused by a variety of conditions. Many people choose to undergo this procedure to improve their vision, as well as correct astigmatism. The procedure is considered safe and requires little recovery time.
The surgery usually leaves a small scar on the eye. A corneal topographer (CTS) is a special device that measures the curvature of the eye’s front surface. This tool is used to determine the best LASIK procedure for each patient. The surgeon must measure the corneal thickness and shape with a tool called a corneal topographer. If the doctor finds that there are any imperfections or other eye diseases, he may recommend precautionary treatment to reduce the risk of dry eyes after the surgery.
Before the procedure, patients should remove any toric or soft contact lenses. After the flap has been removed, the surgeon will examine the eye to see if it is healthy enough for the surgery. It’s also a good idea to switch to glasses if you normally wear contact lenses. The purpose of the surgery is to correct a person’s vision, so if you wear contacts, you may experience increased sensitivity to light or halos around bright lights. After LASIK surgery, patients should be free of lint-producing clothing, lotions, and cosmetics for a couple weeks before the LASIK procedure.