Nayonika Abhignanam – LASIK Eye Surgery is Safe and its Effects are Long-Term

LASIK surgery, commonly referred to as laser eye surgery, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. To put it simply, instead of correcting these conditions from the outside using spectacles, this surgery will work on the inside, on the cornea specifically. For most people, LASIK provides a long-term alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses. It’s a simple operation that is performed under anaesthesia. In this surgery, both eyes are treated, with each eye taking approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Post-op, patients must avoid swimming and will be able to restart work two to three days later. Patients usually feel very comfortable after the surgery, unlike with the first use of spectacles. “It’s a very comfortable surgery and there is nothing to get worried about!”

WhatsApp Image 2018-09-25 at 12.39.49 PMAnyone above the age of 20 and till the age of 45 can opt for this surgery. Even patients with hypertension and high sugar levels can opt for this surgery, with the condition that they are in control at the time. Suitability can, however, be a factor, so a few pre-op tests must be conducted. Many people doubt how long the effects of this surgery last, but doctors assure that it is forever. Following the surgery, use of eye drops is advised to keep the eyes hydrated. No side effects are usually expected and a normal food intake is fine. People using a computer and a phone for long periods must use anti-glare spectacles to protect the eyes. “This is good advice for people who have undergone the surgery as well as people who have not.”

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