LASIK surgery also regularly alluded to as laser vision correction is a procedure that involves the correction of unclear vision. This occurs in the cornea of the eye and it can lead to farsightedness and nearsightedness. Lasers are used in this correction. This procedure has many pros that can be realized including:
1. This surgery is usually a quick and simple procedure. This means that there is no need for long hospital stays. It is a quick procedure that takes about 20 minutes to be completed. There is also no need for the use of anesthesia during this process.
2. Recovery involved in this surgery is quick. Most people are able to fully recover after around 48 hours. You can then go back to your normal life after full recovery.
3. Vision improvement after the surgery is performed is usually quick. You can be able to notice an improvement in your vision a few hours after your surgery. Most patients report that they notice a tremendous difference the following day.
4. The risk of side effects after this surgery is usually minimal. It is estimated that side effects occur only about 10 percent of the time. These side effects tend to disappear within three months after the surgery.
5. Normal vision or 20/20 is usually regained after the surgery for most people. If this is not achieved, doctors can perform enhancements to fully correct your vision. This is done by aiming for slightly short of 20/20.
6. The delivery of oxygen to the eye’s cornea is usually decreased by contact lenses. These lenses can cause allergic reactions, dry eyes, and infections. LASIK surgery ensures that you no longer need these lenses. This procedure also does away with the need for you to wear glasses.
In contrast, LASIK surgery also has its downsides.
You may potentially experience some health impacts and side effects. These are the cons involved in this procedure:
1. It is possible for your vision to be over-corrected. This leads to you straining to see. This results in you feeling uncomfortable. Correction is needed when this happens. Treatment may take a few months to bring back your vision to normalcy.
2. The corneal flap needs more time to heal. Your vision may improve in a days time but cornea takes longer. Severe vision problems may be experienced when the corneal flap faces any trauma. This trauma may include hitting your head or rubbing your head by accident.
3. Swelling of the cornea or ectasia may emerge during healing. This results in discomfort. Vision problems may emanate from this.
4. This procedure may affect your night vision. It may lead to you experiencing sensitivity due to bright light. You may be able to notice nighttime glares. This is usually resolved within 3 months. Rarely does this last for more than a year.
Laser vision correction can be very critical in the correction and restoration of your eyesight. It can enable you to regain your vision. You may, however, experience some hiccups during the healing process. Notably, this occurs in limited cases.