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How To Decide on Laser Eye Treatment

Published at 01/24/2012 23:41:17

Deciding on Laser Eye Treatment

Although laser eye treatment is a potentially high-risk eye surgery, deciding on having it done on your eye can be one of the best choices that you can make as far as improving your refractive eye condition is concerned. People who have undergone this eye treatment procedure can bear witness that it’s a safe and highly effective eye rectification procedure. Many people have undergone the procedure and are proud of its positive results. Although it is a high-risk eye procedure, laser eye treatment has been highly praised as a great solution to people with special eye conditions requiring special treatment. You should never shy away from making risky decisions for your body wellness, as they may turn out to be brilliant.

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Common Laser Procedures

Laser eye treatment is practiced all over the world and there are different procedures of laser treatments practiced by different medical practitioners. The most common eye laser treatment procedures are the Photo Refractive Keratectomy and Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis. Although these are the oldest procedures, new developments have seen the emergence of other types of procedures such as LASEK and Epi-LASIK. While practicing the PRK eye procedure, doctors use a surgical blade to remove the outer cornea layer commonly known as epithelium. Using a computer, the surgeon vaporizes tissue amounts under the cornea, resulting in a reshaped cornea that corrects the vision. Patients take a period of about 1 week to heal completely. LASIK laser eye treatment is rather complicated unlike in the first case. This procedure involves cutting off a flap in the cornea using a rather sharp blade. After removing the required amount of flaps in the cornea, the surgeon puts back the flap and the eye heals more quickly than in the previous procedure. Other procedures use the same basic principles, only that some will tend to use different types of devices. Your eye surgeon should always advise you on the appropriate procedure to adopt when you adopt laser eye treatment.

Common Risks associated with Laser Eye Surgery

In most cases, laser eye treatment will tend to be satisfactory, as it is done by trained specialists. However, the surgery poses major risks to the eye such as experiencing pain during the surgery which may range from moderate to severe. During the healing season, the patient experiences hazy vision and in other cases the eye may revert to its previous refractive position months after the surgery. In such cases, a second surgery may be preferred or the wearing of glasses.

Tips on How to Minimize the Risks of Laser Eye Treatment

Although laser eye treatment is associated with a number of risks, choosing a well experienced and knowledgeable eye surgeon may play a big deal in minimizing such associated risks. You should also discuss the possible outcomes of the process with your eye surgeon and be ready for any outcome. After surgery, medical follow-ups with your practitioner are essential. Therefore, follow the instructions and advice your physician gives you, to recover quickly.