Everything you need to know about lasik
Everything You Need to Know about Lasik: A Patients Guide to Refractive Surgery by Richard Nathaniel GordonIf you are considering LASIK surgery, this book is a must. Written by an experienced refractive surgeon who is a LASIK patient as well, this concise, easy to read guide is designed like a typical office consultation. First, basic optics of vision are explained which help with the subsequent chapters about the benefits, risks, alternatives, and options in modern refractive surgery. The concepts are presented in basic terms with clear illustrations that anyone can understand. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to SEE International, an organization that organizes cataract surgery missions to under developed countries.
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Please visit our blog for an update about a prior privacy incident. View Blog. Research your options. Look for an experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist. To avoid potential complications, we request patients wearing soft contact lenses discontinue their contacts 2 weeks prior to surgery, while those wearing hard or gas permeable contacts discontinue them 3 weeks prior. Make-up avoidance reduces the risk of contracting an infection post-surgery.
What to expect before, during, and after surgery will vary from doctor to doctor and patient to patient. This section is a compilation of patient information developed by manufacturers and healthcare professionals, but cannot replace the dialogue you should have with your doctor. Read this information carefully and with the checklist , discuss your expectations with your doctor. If you decide to go ahead with LASIK surgery, you will need an initial or baseline evaluation by your eye doctor to determine if you are a good candidate. This is what you need to know to prepare for the exam and what you should expect:. If you wear contact lenses, it is a good idea to stop wearing them before your baseline evaluation and switch to wearing your glasses full-time.
Letís start with the basics about LASIK eye surgery
LASIK, officially called laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis , corrects nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness. Most people wear prescription eyeglasses or contacts to correct these vision issues. During the procedure, the surgeon cuts a flap in the cornea and flips it open to the middle area of the eye called the stroma. Laser pulses are applied to the stroma to correct the shape of the cornea. Review this blog to find out more about other common eye and vision problems.