The several risk factors to be verified before LASIK surgical operation include:
Large pupil size has to be evaluated in pre- LASIK exam since it results in undesirable side effects like glare and halos. Sometimes it may result in night vision problems.
A degenerative corneal condition called as keratoconus may occur due to family history of this disorder. LASIK surgeons verify this condition before surgery.
Higher levels of refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism are not highly compatible with LASIK surgery.
Even unhealthy conditions, eye injuries affect the candidacy for LASIK surgery. Make sure that eye surgeons review your medical, eye health history and medications.
Like other surgical procedures, inflammation and infection occur in LASIK eye surgery that can be treated by medications or other surgical procedure. If any problem exists in the corneal flaps additional surgery is required. Further treatment is required in case of ectasia or bulging of cornea. If reduced vision occurs after the surgical procedure, it can be corrected by treatment or wearing corrective lenses.
The problems that are permanent after the LASIK eye surgery include pain or discomfort, sensations of scratchiness or dryness, poor night vision, sensitivity to light and small pink or red patches on white of eye.There are chances that a flap may dislodge or shift slightly in the first few hours after the operation.
A small amount of debris or particles may be found under the flap after the surgeon has completed surgical procedure. Debris results from the instruments used and consists of tear-film oil or floating material that is usually present in everyone’s eyes. The surgeon may decide in the immediate postoperative period to remove this debris, but it has no visual significance.
Changes made to the cornea cannot be reversed after laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery is typically complex and problems may occur when the doctor creates the flap, which can permanently cause loss of vision. You may develop debilitating visual symptoms, particularly glare, halos, and double vision that can seriously affect night-time vision. As a result of surgery, your eye may not be able to produce enough tears. Dry eye not only causes discomfort, but can reduce visual quality due to blurring and other visual symptoms.
Healing is relatively fast, but you want to take a complete rest from work after the surgery. Avoid sports and other impact sports or similar activities for four weeks for three days after the surgery. If you experience a mild burning or sensation for a few hours after surgery please don’t rub your eye.
Just approach your doctor, who will prescribe a painkiller, which will ease your discomfort.Thus reshaping of cornea enhances focusing power to a greater extent. The benefits realized by our patients involve lifestyle changes like free to swim, play, dance, without wearing contact lenses or glasses.