LASIK (Excimer Laser)

The LASIK method is used to relieve hyperopia and myopia problems. It is the process of taking back a valve (corneal flap) that has been removed from the cornea and giving an excimer laser beam to the tissue under it. The procedure is performed with the help of anesthetic drops. The person undergoing the operation does not feel any pain. Within 3/4 days after the operation, the patient’s visual functions begin to improve.

With LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis), the cornea of the eye is reshaped using a laser to enhance vision and lessen or remove the need for glasses or contact lenses. Many visual issues, such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, can be treated by LASIK.

Anesthetic drops are used to numb the patient’s eye before to the LASIK surgery, and a microkeratome or femtosecond laser is utilized to produce a tiny, circular flap in the cornea. After folding the flap back, an excimer laser is used to remove a small quantity of corneal tissue, reshaping the cornea and addressing the eyesight issue. The flap is then carefully reapplied over the treated region, where it adheres without the need for stitches.

The average time for LASIK as an outpatient is less than 30 minutes for each eye. Following the treatment, patients often notice improved vision within a few days with little discomfort or recovery time.

For many people who desire to lessen their reliance on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a safe and practical choice. It is not suitable for everyone, thus a skilled ophthalmologist should assess each patient’s needs individually and make a recommendation for the best course of action. However, as LASIK is a surgical process, there are some dangers that should be carefully examined before having it done, such as vision loss, glare, and dry eyes.