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What is it?

LASIK which means laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis is the most popular surgery to treat patients having vision’s problem of hyperopia ,myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism. LASIK procedures reshapes the cornea of the eye so that light should be focused onto the retina for clearer vision. In generally, these surgery are pain-free and completed within 15 minutes. LASIK Procedure have many series of steps which are followed pre,during and post-treatment so that there will be no complications left for the patients for long terms.

Success Rates

As per allaboutvision website, study on experience LASIK Surgeons report that serious complication rates can be held below 1 percent. LASIK have excellent safety profiles and very high success rates. However, there are still potential risks and limitations which should have in mind before go for procedure. As per American Journal of Ophthalmology, 3009 consecutive LASIK surgeries, flap complications occurred in 0.37% of these procedures.
DO’s:
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Mild discomfort and sensitivity may relieved with over the counter medications
  • Instill eye drops according to the prescription.
  • Blink your eyes gently and frequently.
  • Stay away from dust.
Don’t
  • Do not touch or rub your eyes.
  • Avoid heavy exercise and activities for a 1 week period.
  • Do not keep your eyes open for long duration
  • For one month, no swimming.

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