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You Should be Well Informed About Any Surgical Procedure

Mar 2, 2008
If you have difficulty with your vision and want to be free from corrective eye wear such as eye glasses or contact lenses, Lasik laser eye surgery or refractive surgery may be for you.

Lasik, laser in situ keratomileusis which means "to shape the cornea within using a laser" is a refractive surgery to correct vision. Because this is a surgery, it is not for everyone with eye problems and you may want to consider it only if your eyesight is poor enough to interfere with normal functioning.

You are encouraged to search for a qualified trained ophthalmologist or eye surgeon in your local area and weigh the options you have carefully. Don't be fooled by any extravagant promises made by some eye care examiners. A practical goal is to visit an eye doctor with good qualifications and a good reputation.

You should be well informed about any surgical procedure. You will be evaluated with an initial base line eye exam to see if you are a candidate. All risks and benefits should be considered before making a decision. If you are not a candidate the following may be reasons: your career; if the patient is involved in contact sports since the corneal flap may be compromised from the surgery if injured; medical history problems; immunodeficiency; age if under 18 because of refractive changes; if corneal is too thin; if patient has dry eyes and if there have been previous refractive surgery.

The results with laser refractive surgery are for many patients are dramatic with 20/20 vision or better after surgery. Most patients are extremely pleased with the treatment. Vision may be blurred for a couple of days after surgery and will continue to improve over the next three to six months.

Lasik laser surgery has become the most precise surgical methods for corrective vision surgery. The surgical procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and is done as outpatient surgery. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and should have little pain that can be alleviated with an over the counter pain medication.

Houston surgeons must also be honest about the fact that some complications can arise, like haziness, halo, or glare. For a small percentage of patients, these effects can be permanent. For some Houston residents interested in the technology, the problems stemming from the Lasik eye surgery procedure might be irreversible, even with enhancements.

Check with your area ophthalmologist for information on this refractive surgery procedure to see if you are a candidate or call your area eye doctor or ophthalmologist for Lasik surgery in Houston Texas as well as Dallas, Austin, San Antonio.
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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