Do you yearn for a new look? Do you want to get rid of your specs and contact lenses? Then eye laser surgery may be an option for you. In this article, we shall be discussing eye laser surgery and the benefits associated with it.
Eye laser surgery procedures have an excellent patient safety record and a significant success rate. Like any other typical surgery, potential risks and side effects cannot be ruled out. Thankfully, reports of sight complications are very rare. Persons who are interested to perform this surgery must first speak with an experienced and skilled eye laser surgeon to make sure that he is a suitable candidate. Persons undergoing this surgery must be over eighteen years of age and ideally, the eye prescription will have stayed more or less the same for at least two years.
Eye laser surgery corrects focusing problems by reshaping the cornea with a laser. The procedure is not very long and only takes a few minutes. The laser is applied for one or two minutes on each eye. Ophthalmologists usually recommend laser vision correction particularly to those who suffer from short sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
Although the procedures have refined over the years, there are some side effects you need to be aware of. One of the side effects could be a temporary decrease in the production of tears. For the first few months, you may feel that your eyes are unusually dry. This may require eyedrops for this temporary period.
After the surgery, you may have vision difficulties at night. This may include glares, halos and double vision. This can last up to a few weeks. There may also be situations of undercorrections, where little tissue is removed from your eyes. This may lead you to not getting the desired results of the expected vision.
There are also some conditions which may increase risks. Laser surgery where eyes are affected by medications, hormonal changes, pregnancy, breast feeding, or age is a definite no no. An eye laser surgery is not recommended if you suffer from an eye disease called keratoconus or if you have a family history of it. An eye laser surgery should also be avoided if overall vision levels are acceptable.
If one has very large pupils or thin corneas, he may also not qualify for an eye laser surgery. The same applies to those who participate in contact sports that may lead to an impact on the face.
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