• By EYE Q India
  • April 11, 2024
LASIK

Numerous eye diseases can be treated with laser eye surgery, which also helps to improve eyesight. Although procedures like LASIK are becoming more and more popular, not everyone is a candidate.

When is laser eye surgery necessary?

In laser surgery, cornea is reshaped using various intensities of concentrated laser rays. In comparison to traditional surgery, laser therapy offers a less invasive method for the delicate layers of your eyes. Your risk of problems and recovery time following laser eye surgery may both be reduced.

In terms of correcting refractive defects or vision, laser surgery can address problems like:

 

  • Myopia, or near-sightedness,
  • Hyperopia
  • Astigmatism

 How painful is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery like LASIK is typically painless. During the process, you might feel pressure in your eyes, but this is improbable. Your surgeon will provide anaesthetic eye drops before surgery to numb your eyes. The cornea, the transparent layer covering the outside of your eyes, will then be sliced with a tiny blade or laser. After that, your cornea will be reshaped with a laser.

 

Following the surgery, your eyes could feel burning sensation. You will be provided with protective glasses to prevent you from accidently poking or rubbing your eyes.

What to anticipate after LASIK: Following the surgery, a person can anticipate a range of different outcomes.

  1. A person may experience a stinging or burning sensation in the eyes in the period right after LASIK surgery.
  2. During this time, the eyes may also tear up or water, and your eyesight may be foggy. For the first several days, people’s eyes could be sensitive to light.
  3. To help with pain management following surgery, prescribed eye drops should be used.
  4. In order to help protect the eye while they sleep, they might also suggest that the person wear a clear shield over their damaged eye for a few nights.