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What To Think About Before Having Lasik Surgery

Jan 3, 2008
Are you a person that suffers from nearsightedness? How about farsightedness or astigmatism? If you suffer from any of those three conditions, your quality of life is definitely being affected. You probably have to change and wash your contacts each day or have to deal with the hassle of having glasses. If this is the case for you, LASIK surgery could help you to solve your quality of life issues.

LASIK surgery is a cure for three eye conditions - myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It usually restores your vision to a perfect 20/20 and sometimes can make your vision better than 20/20.

LASIK is a corrective procedure that uses a special laser to reshape your cornea, fixing the deformities that cause poor vision. Since the cornea is what refracts the light in your eye, it's shape needs to be perfect for you to have perfect vision. If it's shape isn't perfect, the light doesn't refract to the correct location of the eye and this causes blurred vision. LASIK can correct this issue by restoring the perfect shape to the cornea, making it refract to the correct location.

If you're interested in finding out more about LASIK, there are tons of options for you. The internet is full of research on LASIK and most LASIK surgeons will give you a free consult. This will help you to get to know him and make a decision on whether he's the right surgeon for you. The surgeon can tell you about what the surgery involves and what you can expect.

Many people are afraid to have LASIK because it's performed while the patient is still awake. Don't worry about pain because the surgeon will make it so no pain is felt. The entire surgery is performed very quickly, usually in a matter of minutes. You may feel some very slight discomfort, but won't be in any kind of pain.

Some of you may wonder what exact vision disorder you suffer from. Almost all people that use glasses or contacts can be helped by LASIK. Most people are either farsighted, nearsighted, or have astigmatism and these can all be cured by LASIK.

The surgeries are slightly different for each of the above conditions. For those suffering from myopia, LASIK will correct defaults in your cornea. For those suffering from hyperopia, the external part of the cornea is corrected. For those suffering from astigmatism, the surgery corrects the part of the cornea that is found underneath the stromus.

I hope that this information about LASIK is enough to get you started. You should do plenty of research and actually go out and meet a few surgeons before you make your final decision. Every medical procedure, including LASIK has a certain amount of risk and that risk should be considered before you make your choice.
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