Lasik is a popular eye surgery to correct vision in patients that have nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you’ve ever wondered how laser eye surgery is performed, let’s get some insight into it. It begins with reshaping of the cornea. When the cornea is not in the clear front path of your eye, the light which travels through the cornea and to the back of the retina is improperly focused. Lasik eye surgery gets the cornea back to the clear front path, where the light can once again be focused properly to the back of the retina.
Now, let’s look at the many advantages of having Lasik eye treatment in Dubai.
The most obvious advantage is it corrects vision, yes, it works. Hurrah! 96% of individuals that opt for Lasik eye surgery will have their vision corrected. You will have your desired vision. You will be able to see the world once again not the way you’ve been seeing it all this time, through a blurry lens.
Your vision will be back to normal within 24 hours. There is no post surgery recovery period. Yes, you can drive, read and go back to leading a normal life.
Post Lasik surgery requires no bandages or stitches.
If vision changes as you age, you only need adjustments to be made to your already existing Lasik treatment.
How should you prepare for your surgery?
Before surgery takes place, it is imperative you meet with an eye surgeon and discuss what to expect during the procedure and post surgery. The eye surgeon will evaluate your past medical records and examine your eyes. There will be tests to be done to check corneal thickness, corneal mapping, refraction, pupil dilation and air pressure. This is also the session where you can pose your questions and have them answered by an experienced eye surgeon. If both parties are happy with the test results, you can go ahead and schedule the surgery.
If you are a wearer of rigid gas contact lenses or other types of lenses, the eye surgeon will advise you to refrain from wearing these three days before the surgery. If you wear eyeglasses, you should bring it in order to review the prescription. Have a light meal on the day of surgery and take your medications as prescribed by the surgeon. Do not wear makeup, bulky accessories or anything that may get in the way of the surgery.
Once the surgery has been performed you may have dry eye temporarily. You will be prescribed eye drops by the surgeon to prevent inflammation and infection. Eye drops will keep the eyes moist. Healing occurs quite rapidly. In fact, you will be able to see quite clearly within the next 24 hours. You should have a follow up with your surgeon; however, this depends from person to person.