Everything You Need to Know about Lasik: A Patients Guide to Refractive Surgery by Richard Nathaniel GordonIf you are considering LASIK surgery, this book is a must. Written by an experienced refractive surgeon who is a LASIK patient as well, this concise, easy to read guide is designed like a typical office consultation. First, basic optics of vision are explained which help with the subsequent chapters about the benefits, risks, alternatives, and options in modern refractive surgery. The concepts are presented in basic terms with clear illustrations that anyone can understand. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to SEE International, an organization that organizes cataract surgery missions to under developed countries.
7 Things You Should Know About LASIK Eye Surgery
Please visit our blog for an update about a prior privacy incident. View Blog. Research your options. Look for an experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist. To avoid potential complications, we request patients wearing soft contact lenses discontinue their contacts 2 weeks prior to surgery, while those wearing hard or gas permeable contacts discontinue them 3 weeks prior.
It was something I avoided for years. My optometrist always told me I was a candidate for Lasik eye surgery, but I was never quite sold on the idea. Why take the risk right? It wasn't until my dad had his vision corrected last year that I started to think about doing Lasik myself. He had to have his cataracts removed, so while he was at it, they told him they could fix his vision.
Let’s start with the basics about LASIK eye surgery
Need glasses? Did the ref make a bad call? Want to be a super hero and shoot lasers from your eyes? LASIK is an acronym for laser in situ keratomileusis and is a two-step procedure. The first step makes a micron-thin, circular flap in the cornea — the surface of the eye. This takes just a few seconds and the surgeon uses either a microkeratome or femtosecond laser.
LASIK, officially called laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis , corrects nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness. Most people wear prescription eyeglasses or contacts to correct these vision issues. During the procedure, the surgeon cuts a flap in the cornea and flips it open to the middle area of the eye called the stroma. Laser pulses are applied to the stroma to correct the shape of the cornea. Review this blog to find out more about other common eye and vision problems. In , the excimer laser was first used on the cornea to correct refractive errors. Approximately 9.