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Understanding LASIK Surgery


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Regaining your vision may be one of the most important experiences in your life. Understanding LASIK eye surgery is the first step you should take towards achieving better vision. Advanced refractive surgery offers people with refractive errors the chance to reduce their dependance on visual aids or even eliminate them completely.

Traditional LASIK begins with the creation of a flap in the cornea. The flap is important for better vision, greater comfort, increased safety and rapid healing. After anesthetic eye-drops are put on the eye, an eyelid holder is placed to prevent you from blinking. The surgeon folds open the flap and uses an excimer laser to remove tissue, reshape the center of the cornea and correct your vision. The hinged flap is next repositioned into place. It may take several months for your vision to heal completely. Most patients are able to resume many of their activities within the first few days following the surgery.

LASIK has been performed on millions of patients in the US. People world-wide are enjoying the numerous benefits of LASIK. You can be one of them. Undergoing LASIK surgery can definitely change your life. Make sure you ask your surgeon about the risks and benefits associated with different types of refractive surgery. Remember to keep your expectations realistic and make a well-informed decision when choosing LASIK.


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