The most common type of refractive surgery is known as LASIK or laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses. This procedure can be very effective at treating refractive eye problems.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is a form of refractive eye surgery in Jacksonville, that uses a laser to change the shape of the cornea to make vision clearer. People with astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness can benefit from LASIK. In order to work correctly, the patient’s vision has to be stable.
Benefits of LASIK?
After having refractive eye surgery in Jacksonville most people can quit wearing their contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, LASIK cannot fix presbyopia, and as a person ages, they may still need contact lenses or single vision glasses.
Risks of LASIK
There are a few side effects of LASIK, and they include:
• Sensitivity to light
• Double vision
• Blurry vision
• Seeing halos around lights
Typically, these side effects go away within a few months. Eye doctors can prescribe medicines that will help ease these side effects.
A scanner will be made to make a detailed image of the cornea to guide the surgeon during the procedure. During the procedure, the eyes will be numbed, and medication will be given to help the patient relax. A small flap will be made in the cornea that will be folded back. The laser will then be used to make changes to the cornea. The cornea flap will then be put back into place. Recovery will take a few days, and patients will be given a special patch to wear for a few days.
At MAIDA Custom Vision, Dr Madia, is recognized as one of the top LASIK surgeons in the world. To learn more about MAIDA Custom Vision visit maidalaser.com.