If you are contemplating Lasik treatment it is likely you know some things about it already. You may know people who’ve had the surgery before and offer you first-hand information. In addition, there is so much on laser eye surgery available on the internet. However, some of this may be contradictory which means you have to sift through what information is accurate and what is not. When considering Lasik treatment in Dubai there are several important facts you should know.
If you have high prescription
A common myth is if a patient has high prescription they are not suited for Lasik treatment. While this may be true in some instances, overall 98% of patients with high prescription can be treated with laser eye surgery. You do not have to worry about not being a suitable candidate for the procedure. An initial assessment will be conducted to confirm your suitability.
Will there be any pain?
This is another common misconception that somehow Lasik treatment causes pain. In fact, it is one of the painless procedures in the world with millions of people attesting to the fact. At most, you may experience slight discomfort. Your eye surgeon will use numbing drops to ease any pressure during and after the surgery.
Recovery takes long
Once again, recovery does not take long. The surgery lasts around 15 minutes and you can be back to your regular routine in 24 hours. You will be recommended not to drive directly after surgery, so it is best you take a companion with you. Also, you should refrain from swimming and wearing makeup, two weeks post eye surgery. Aside from these specific instructions, you can get back to your normal life and even back to work.
You are afraid of vision complications
It is natural to feel scared of something going wrong during the surgery, after all, it is your eyes we are talking about. Did you know that there is a 0.1% chance of complication occurring? And in case of complication, an expert eye surgeon in Dubai can fix it. The good news is that Lasik treatment has a success rate of 96%. So you are good to go!