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Refractive Eye Surgery is Permanent

Mar 2, 2008
When searching for refractive surgery or Lasik laser eye surgery it is crucial that you find trained eye surgeons or ophthalmologist in your area and compare. Refractive eye surgery is permanent.

Be careful when selection your surgeon that he or she has the qualifications and expertise with this surgery procedure. Lasik laser eye surgery is safe and effective for most people. The benefit of using Lasik laser eye surgery is the accuracy of treating vision problems.

Before you qualify you must make an appointment with your eye doctor for a baseline examination. Your eye doctor will discuss all the benefits, risks, surgery and cost with you. The surgical procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and is done as an outpatient surgery. Be well informed about any surgical procedure.

You can tell your eye doctor your medical history and any medications you are taking at the time. You will need to inform them of any medication allergies you may have as well as if you have had any other eye surgery procedures or eye injuries in the past.

You should weigh the risks and benefits of the surgery and determine if this is for you. Once you qualify, you can collect information from your eye doctor and read educational materials on this procedure so you can make an educated decision.

You can then schedule an appointment with your eye surgeon and he or she will discuss the procedure with you. The surgery is computer guided for precision and accuracy. Numbing drops are placed in each eye and a mild sedative is given to the patient prior to surgery. A cornea flap is made and the cornea tissue is ablated or reshaped to correct refractive error.

The surgery has little if any discomfort both during the surgery and after the procedure. If pain occurs, an over the counter pain medication should be all that is needed.

Some disadvantages of Lasik laser eye surgery vary from patient to patient. The cornea is permanently modified and additional vision enhancement surgery may be needed. Light sensitivity, glare and halos and dry eye symptoms may develop. In rare cases vision may become worse and corrective eye wear does not help to correct the problem.

Call your eye doctor or Houston Lasik surgeon for more information. Lasik laser surgery is available across America and in Texas in cities as Houston, Dallas, Austin and 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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