About Lasik Surgery

When we are presented LASIK surgery option to correct our vision, the first few questions that come in mind are: Is it safe? What is the successful rate?

Some of the more common complications associated with LASIK surgery involve the eye flap, or area of the eye that covers the cornea. This flap is cut during the LASIK procedure so patient's cornea can be re-shaped using a laser. The flap is then replaced.

At times the flap may be incorrectly cut or injured. Fortunately there is a new procedure that minimizes this risk. Modern LASIK technology, known as the iLASIK™ Procedure, uses two lasers instead of one, as in earlier versions of the procedure. While this modern Lasik is a more expensive alternative, many patients are choosing this procedure over traditional procedures to reduce the risk of injury associated with a traditional blade cut to the corneal flap.

When I looked up about LASIK information in the internet, recent studies suggest that up to 5% of patients undergoing LASIK procedures will experience some mild side effects. Generally complication risks are minimized when patients for the procedure are carefully screened and selected. Some notable results of the military’s evaluation of modern LASIK in 100 military personnel showed that 95% achieved 20/20 uncorrected vision or better. When asked, 100% of naval aviators having undergone the procedure would recommend the surgery to other naval aviators.

According to Dr. Schallhorn, “technologically speaking, there is no better time than now to join the over 12 million Americans who have benefited from LASIK."

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2 comments:

ktales said...

My wife had lasik and we researched the dickens out of each doctor. We had a tendancy to shy away from the ones offering discounts, which seemed a little messed up when dealing with eyes. She's been happy for over two years.

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