Light Sensitivity After Lasik

One of the potential side effects of Lasik eye surgery is light sensitivity. This can persist for quite some time after the surgery. As such, it is important that patients take care with their eyes after they have have this procedure done.

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Over or Under Correction

Choosing to opt for lasik eye surgery can be an exciting decision. No longer will you need to worry about your glasses staying on your face while you play an intense game of soccer or having enough contacts to last through the end of the month.

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Surgery Induced Dry Eyes

Dry eyes, unfortunately, are one of the most common side effects of Lasik surgery. This is because of the nature of the surgery itself, which causes precisely focused laser light to vaporize tiny bits of the cornea, or the transparent covering over the front of the eye.

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Controversies in Safety and Efficacy

Controversies in safety and efficacy have swirled about Lasik eye surgery. Primary safety and efficacy concerns were raised in a 2004 study conducted by a branch of the British National Health Service.

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What is Lasik?

The procedure known as Lasik is most commonly known simply as laser eye surgery. This type of surgery is used to improve the refractive state of the the eye itself and remove the need for contact lenses and/or glasses. Lasik does correction on a few different defects such as astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia and is highly effective. During the procedure, a laser is used by an ophthalmologist to reshape the cornea. By reshaping the cornea, the patient’s vision is drastically improved. How clear and how sharp the eye sees is the expected overall outcome of the procedure.

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Laser Remodelling

For people suffering from ocular disorders and issues that leave them struggling with high prescription glasses and contact lenses, Lasik eye surgery is a gateway to a new life with great vision.

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Flap Creation

Creation of the corneal flap seems easy but does require some advanced technical hand skills. The flap is first creating by applying a soft corneal suction ring onto the patient’s cornea, which helps immobilize the eye and cornea in place.

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Higher-Order Aberrations

Lasik has become the most popular eye surgery procedure, and for good reason. Lasik is the least invasive, and people can experience good vision within a day. People who are near-sighted or far-sighted can be helped with Lasik. Although a Lasik procedure does not take long, it is an extremely delicate operation that must be done by an expert eye surgeon. For some patients, there may be some post-operative problems, often referred to as higher-order aberrations. These aberrations may include seeing halos and starbursts, or what some describe as a ghosting effect. Quite often these are experienced at night, while the patient will have no problems in the daytime.

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Double Vision

Laser eye surgery (LASIK) has been increasing dramatically in recent years. This is partially due to the U.S. military’s use of surgery to help their troops. No one wants to have to worry about fumbling around with glasses, especially not in a war zone, and the use of contact lenses are strictly forbidden for similar reasons.

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