Does LASIK Eye Surgery Really Work?
In layman’s term, LASIK eye surgery refers to laser eye surgery. It is a form of a refractive surgery used to correct myopia, astigmatism, and to remove cataract. It is commonly performed by a licensed ophthalmologist with the use of laser. The purpose of this procedure is to reshape the corneas to improve vision. Before the actual laser surgery, there are several preoperative considerations to take note of, for example a patient should cease wearing soft contact lenses for 5 to 21 days before the actual operation. The actual LASIK surgery is the process of producing a thin flap on the eye, then subsequently folding the flap to modify the tissue underneath using a laser. The flap will then be repositioned as the eye is left to heal, post-op. The procedure is done with the patient awake, but sometimes doctors administer a mild sedative.