Laser eye surgery procedure
A laser eye
surgery procedure is one that is used frequently now-a-days to correct
nearsightedness, farsightedness, and distorted vision. These problems
of the eyes are technically called as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
PRK is a photo refractive keratectomy. This method is simpler when compared to the lasik laser eye surgery procedure. The PRK procedure uses an excimer laser to correct the refractive problems of the eye.
It is an outpatient procedure. The PRK laser eye surgery procedure is used to reshape the cornea. This reshaping is done by removing tissues in the cornea using ultraviolet beam of light.
This procedure takes only a few minutes to perform. The recovery time for the patient is immediate. The patient can return to work the next day itself.
Lasik laser eye surgery procedure is another procedure for correcting refractive problems in the eye. This procedure is more complicated than the PRK procedure.
In this laser eye surgery procedure a microkeratome is used to create a flap in the stroma and then the tissues in the cornea are removed using the lasik laser. Then the flap is fixed in place.
All levels of myopia are treated using a lasik eye surgery procedure. The expertise of the surgeon who is performing the lasik laser eye surgery procedure is important in the success of the operation.
Hence a patient has to decide who the surgeon is. A surgeon with more experience in a lasik procedure is recommended for the operation.
A laser eye surgery procedure is performed only on qualified patients. The patients age should be at least 21 for a laser surgery. There should not be any eye disease for the person, corneal scars, or any retinal problems.
The myopia for which the patient is treated should be within the treatable range. The laser eye surgery procedures are costly and hence the patient should be in a position to pay the cost.
The patient has to be informed of the risks involved in the laser surgery before the laser surgery is performed on them.
should have been informed of the other alternative treatments available
and the patient has to decide on the laser treatment. They should know
that the side effects like halo effect and glare at night is possible
after the surgery.