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Lasik Eye Surgery The Most Popular Corrective Eye Surgery

Feb 27, 2008
Lasik or laser in situ keratomileusis means "to shape the cornea within using a laser". Laser surgery if done by an experienced laser eye surgeon or ophthalmologist has been proven to be safe despite risk factors.

Computer guided precision accuracy allows the surgery to be completed in less than 30 minutes. Outcome for most patients is 20/20 vision or better.

Before the surgery you will need to schedule a baseline eye examination with your eye doctor or ophthalmologist. The advancements with Lasik laser eye surgery show minimal chances of complications or serious vision threats. FDA is aware of only few eye injuries that required corneal transplants. There have been no reports of blindness following Lasik laser eye surgeries.

Some risks with Lasik laser eye surgery are infection or delayed healing is less than .1%. Over or under correction, which will be enhanced with a second surgery to improve vision; Decrease in vision is worse which is very rare.

This is more common in patients who are farsighted or wear reading glasses; Excessive corneal haze or visual aberrations may not ever go away; Regression in vision; Halo effect in dim light; Cornea flap damage; Distorted cornea flap; Incomplete procedure; Rare worsening vision that cannot be corrected and problems that occur even with a perfect procedure.

The cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye. When there is a refractive error of light rays refracted to the cornea and the through the lens in order for the eye to see. The retina in the back of the eye connects to the brain. The refractive error means the shape of the eye causes the light to bend improperly and vision is blurred.

Lasik eye surgery has become the most popular corrective eye surgery in America. The surgery procedure will eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses in many patients.

Wavelight Allegretto Excimer Laser System is the most precise laser eye surgery.

Refractive surgery is permanent and will affect your vision the rest of your life. There are no guarantees with any surgery that includes Lasik laser eye surgery or refractive eye surgeries. Ask your ophthalmologist all the questions you need to ask, read all the information that you need to read to become educated on this procedure.

Make sure that your ophthalmologist is qualified and has a good reputation. Make sure he or she is available for you after surgery of complications should occur.
About the Author
At the International EyeCare Laser Center, our doctors practice LASIK only - we are specialists. Dr. Charles Moore is instrumental in the design and development of LASIK diagnostic and surgical equipment. For more information visit our site: http://www.texaslasik.com/
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