Laser Eye Surgery or LASIK(Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a form of Refractive Surgery. It reduces or eliminates the need for eyeglasses & corrective lenses. This treatment is widely used to Correct Myopia(Nearsightedness), Hyperopia(Farsightedness)and Astigmatism.
In this surgery, a knife, called a microkeratome, is used to cut a flap in the cornea and then an excimer laser to reshape the exposed stroma (the middle layer of the cornea).
Keratomileusis, a predecessor to LASIK, involved removing a section of the cornea, reshaping it, and then replacing it.
How is it Performed?
The contours of each eye are mapped out in a computerized topographical analysis, to provide a detailed plan for what will be removed during surgery. The thickness of the cornea will also be measured. Before surgery, analgesic drops will be administered to numb the eye. The area around the eye will be cleaned, and a speculum will be inserted to keep the eye open. A ring will be applied to create suction to the cornea. The microkeratome is then attached to the ring and a flap is cut into the cornea. The ring and microkeratome are removed and the flap is folded back to expose the sclera. The laser is then positioned over the eye, whereupon the patient must fixate upon a red light.
Pulses of energy will destroy the pre-selected areas of tissue. Any debris is then washed from the eye, and the flap is returned to its original position. A clear shield is placed over the eye, and the patient is then allowed to leave, returning for check-ups 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.
For the first few months after surgery, visual acuity will fluctuate. Vision will stabilize in 3-6 months, but during that period of stabilization glares, halos, and difficulty driving at night may persist.
If touch-ups are needed, they should be done in 3 months time, when the vision is fairly stabilized and a new flap need not be cut. Instead, the old one can simply be pried up. If done later, the progress of the healing will require a new flap to be cut.
Generally, people who have undergone any Eye surgery are able to go home after 1-2 days from the surgery. Recovery may take weeks. You most likely can get back to light activity after 3 weeks. Tiring exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.
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