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Refractive Eye Surgery is a Permanent Vision Correction Surgery

Feb 25, 2008
Lasik surgery is the most popular eye corrective surgery in the U.S. Advances in Lasik eye surgery provides patients with the most precision surgery available. Wavelight Allegretto Excimer Laser System is the fastest most precision laser eye surgery. The surgical procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and is done as outpatient surgery.

The procedure is done by a trained ophthalmologist or eye surgeon. Lasik surgery is refractive surgery to correct vision and eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. The results are for many patients are dramatic with 20/20 vision or better after surgery. Most patients are extremely pleased with the refractive surgery treatment.

Ask your ophthalmologist about this surgical procedure. If you are having laser refractive surgery it is imperative that you find a qualified ophthalmologist or Lasik eye surgeon to do the procedure. Refractive surgery is a permanent vision correction surgery. You will need a complete eye exam prior to surgery to determine if you are a candidate and if you have any risk factors.

You will need to be out of your contact lenses for a period of time up sometimes one month depending on the type of contact lenses. You will need to discuss any medications that you are taking either prescription or over the counter. The doctor will record any allergies you have as well. If you are a candidate and you have weighed all risks involved with the surgery your eye doctor will review the surgical procedure.

You will have time to think about your decision to have the laser surgery before meeting and talking with the surgeon. The day you are scheduled you will need to have someone drive you. The total surgery will take less than 30 minutes. During the procedure a mecokeratome is used for accuracy to create a corneal flap with precision measurements. The corneal flap is laid back in its original positions and an eye shield is placed over the eye.

Surgery may be done on the second eye at another scheduled surgery. Complete recovery of your vision will take three to six month. But vision will stabilize within the first week or two.

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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