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LASIK

LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed and well-known vision correction surgery.  Using an excimer laser, the doctor reshapes the cornea (the stationary refractive element at the front of the eye) so that images are focused to the correct spot on the retina (thin layer containing the light receptors of the eye).  The success rate with this procedure is excellent, with most patients achieving 20/20 vision or better upon completion.

The LASIK procedure itself involves little or no discomfort both during the procedure and throughout the recovery process.  Also, eyesight improvement is almost immediate and optimal vision is typically achieved within a couple days.






Reasons to Consider LASIK:

  • Desire to reduce or eliminate dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)

  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)

  • Astigmatism (irregularly-shaped cornea)

The Procedure

During the procedure, the surgeon first administers a local anesthetic via eye drops so that the patient does not feel pain during the surgery.  An eyelid speculum is then placed over the eye to prevent the patient from blinking.  Next, the surgeon utilizes a specialized device to create a thin flap on the outer portion of the cornea.  The flap is folded to the side and the excimer laser, custom programmed with the patient's eye, reshapes the corneal tissue with quick pulses of concentrated light.  This process usually takes less than one minute.  Once this is complete, the doctor folds the flap back into place and the surgery is complete.

The Recovery

The patient may go home shortly after the procedure, however, someone else must drive or alternative transportation must be arranged.  Patients will be asked to rest the majority of the first day, avoiding any strenuous activities, and avoiding rubbing the eye area for a period of time.  There is a follow-up appointment with the surgeon the day after the procedure and periodically over the following weeks and months.  Vision should dramatically improve in the first few days following surgery.  The patient may often return to work within a day or two, although it is best to take a couple days off to ensure a smooth recovery.

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LOTUS VISION

3400-A Old Milton Parkway - Suite 520

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Phone: 678.762.1700

info@seewithlotus.com



 


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