What is Laser Vision Correction?
LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. LASIK is done for treating myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape as in the case for nearsightedness. A surgical flap is made in the cornea and then the flap is put back in place. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is typically non-existent. People often say they do not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours. But it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for some weeks, even months.
Do I qualify for Lasik?
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. People’s eyes are different so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. There are other laser corrective surgeries that are available for patients who may not qualify for traditional LASIK. With advancements in the Custom Intralase (bladeless) LASIK procedure, recovery and vision are much more predictable. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon and procedure for you. Dr. Arora has years of experience in co-managing LASIK with a 100% success rate!
We offer FREE LASIK screenings. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call 469-444-2020 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or email us.
What is the Post-Operative Care of Lasik?
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following twelve months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Arora is experienced in working with patients pre and post operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way.
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