LASIK Eye Surgery
The team visited an ophthalmologist specializing in the LASIK process to give us some brief advice about the vision correction process before visiting the specialist doctor, which is the first and most important step for anyone who is considering undergoing the LASIK operation.
The LASIK operation aims to correct vision in people who suffer from visual problems, such as: nearsightedness and farsightedness, in addition to people who wear glasses or contact lenses to adjust their vision and want another alternative to modify their vision.
The LASIK procedure depends on the use of a laser to modify the curvature of the cornea, by focusing a beam of laser beams, which leads to the modification of the defect in it.
Risks of performing the operation
LASIK surgery is associated with many risks and complications, such as the following:
scars in the area.
Severe drop in blood pressure.
Before the operation
The doctor conducts a pre-consultation interview, in which he makes sure that the person does not suffer from diseases that prevent him from performing the operation, and he also identifies the reasons that motivate the patient to do the operation.
There is no need for a comprehensive eye examination, including vision examination, intraocular pressure, visual acuity, and fundus examination.
The doctor must be consulted about the medications that the patient should stop taking before the operation, and the use of hard contact lenses should be stopped for several weeks before the operation.
It is forbidden to use cosmetics for the face in the days preceding the operation, and you must fast completely for 8 hours before the operation.
The process is carried out through the following steps:
Dilate the pupil using a drop.
A local anesthetic is injected.
The surgeon makes a small incision in the cornea with a precise device, then moves the cornea back so that the back tissue of the cornea is modified using precise laser beams that change the angle of the cornea, so that the rays of light falling on the retina tissue in the bottom of the eye more accurately, thus modifying the problem of The view stems from the inaccuracy between the image in the cornea of the eye and the image obtained in the retina.
The displaced corneal layer is returned to its proper place, and there is no need to close the surgical incision due to its smallness and the ability of the tissue to heal itself, and the operation usually takes approximately 15 minutes.
After the operation
The patient can return home immediately after the operation, but it is preferable to rest for several hours, and he can return to work the next day, and drive on the same day of the operation, but it is preferable to avoid driving at night during the first weeks of LASIK operation.
The patient is instructed on how to use eye drops that contain antibiotics to prevent eye infection for 3 weeks after the operation.
Usually, certain pains do not appear after the operation, but if they do appear, painkillers can be used as needed, and in the event of severe pain, high temperature, ocular secretions or significant bleeding, the doctor should be referred immediately.