Refractive surgery such as Lasik is used to treat vision impairments or concerns brought on by refractive defects (when your eyes don’t bend or refract light properly). With LASIK, your ophthalmologist will use a laser to modify the shape of your cornea. Laser eye surgery improves light to focus on the retina. LASIK can be used to cure astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness), and myopia (nearsightedness).
LASIK eye surgery aims to enhance your eye vision by improving your refractive errors. This is the most commonly used surgery by doctors and it has been seen that more than 40 million people undergo this surgery.
How does LASIK work?
During the LASIK eye surgery, your surgeon reshapes your cornea because it will help the light hit the retina properly. This surgery is performed with the help of a laser. This surgery helps in improving refractive errors and the most general refractive conditions are the following:
- 1. Hyperopia (farsightedness) – this is a disorder where you face problems in seeing near objects. however, you will be still able to see clearly the things or objects that are far from you.
- 2. Myopia (nearsightedness) – is the opposite of hyperopia. In this condition, you will be able to see near objects clearly. However, you will not be able to see far objects.
- 3. Astigmatism – this is a general eye issue or condition. This problem leads to blurred vision or vision impairment.
Types of Lasik Surgery
If you are a Lasik candidate, then your doctor or surgeon will suggest the best surgical option. Below explained are different kinds of LASIK surgery.
- 1. LASIK – this is a general type of laser surgery that includes making a hinged flap in the cornea of your eye by using a sterile blade. At last, your surgeon will use a laser for removing the thin layer of the cornea of your eye.
- 2. Wavefront LASIK – this is the most advanced and modern technique. In this procedure, a cornea map is produced through a 3D scan. This procedure is more perfect or accurate and there is a high chance of gaining 20/20 sight improvement from this surgery.
- 3. Intra -LASIK – during this surgery, your surgeon will use a laser rather than a blade to reshape and cut the cornea of the eye.
Custom vs.Traditional Procedures
Understanding what goes into both custom LASIK and traditional LASIK makes it easier to distinguish between the two procedures. The following standout features highlight the differences between the two LASIK techniques:
Technology – in modern or custom LASIK surgery, your surgeon uses the advanced technology of a laser for getting precise eye measurements.
Effectiveness – it has been seen that traditional procedure is only beneficial in treating lower-order aberrations whereas custom procedures are effective for both higher and lower-order aberrations.
Suitability – Patients differ in their appropriateness for the two LASIK procedures. For some people, custom LASIK may be a good option, but not for others. The same is true of traditional LASIK.
Vision quality – both custom and traditional procedures helps the patients to get 20/20 vision.
Accuracy – as custom procedures use advanced technology that helps in getting exact or accurate results whereas traditional procedures do not use modern technology.
Cost – the traditional method or procedures are cheaper than custom LASIK surgery.
It can be concluded that LASIK Surgery is effective in treating vision impairment. LASIK eye surgery is the most effective way of improving eyesight. If you also want to get rid of spectacles, then you must connect with Glamyo Health. We provide free consultancy that will make you aware of the procedure and its results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does LASIK fix your eyes permanently?
Yes, Lasik eye surgery can fix your eye permanently. However, there might be a few exceptions.
Does LASIK damage the eye?
There are very less risks involved with this surgery but, it might cause permanent dry eye.
What age is best for LASIK?
The ideal age for LASIK surgery is between 25-40.
How long are you blind after LASIK?
Most of the time, your vision will start to return to normal within 48 hours. However, some people may need a week to see clearly after the surgery.
Do people have to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses after LASIK?
No, there will be no need to wear eyeglasses after LASIK eye surgery because it permanently cures vision problems.
What are the disadvantages of laser eye surgery?
Dry eyes, overcorrections, under corrections, vision loss, etc are some disadvantages of laser eye surgery.
How many times can I get LASIK?
You will not be required to get it again but, there is no limit to how many times you can undergo or have this surgery.