LASER EYE SURGERY
It is used for the treatment of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It works by reshaping the eye's cornea, often the cause of vison problems. It is usually permanent, obfuscating the need for glasses or contact lens.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH LASER EYE SURGERY
A qualified ophthalmologist to examine you. You will require a full eye examination and diagnosis of underlying conditions such as myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (long sightedness) and astigmatism (uneven curvature of the eye's surface). If one eye is too bad the risk of surgery will be too great and will not be performed. The cornea is measured and a suction ring is used to keep the eye in place. Slight and resolvable bleeding in the eye occurs at this stage. The laser then remodels the areas of the eye required, vision becomes blurred. Post-op anti biotics and anti-inflammatory eye drops are prescribed.
BENEFITS OF LASER EYE SURGERY
Excellent vision with no need to wear glasses or contact lens.
Risks include failure to achieve any improvement in vision, development of new visual problems, corneal infection (though antibiotic may help with this) and what is known as flap complications.