Before you decide to receive LASIK surgery, chances are that you might know someone who has already had the procedure performed. Even though this type of refractive surgery is safe, people still have their doubts on it. In fact any operation concerning the eye is looked at with skepticism. when patients hear the details of the procedure, they get even more nervous. The very fact that a flap is created on the cornea and a laser is inserted into this opening to correctly orient the eye, is worrying enough. But the good news is that there are plenty of expert eye doctors in town. Houston LASIK & Eye, for example, are experts in LASIK and laser eye surgery.
What does refractive error mean?
The eye uses the cornea and lens to focus on objects. For the images to render properly, the power of the cornea and lens should be synchronous with the length of the eye. A mismatch causes refractive error resulting in conditions such as near sightedness and far sightedness.
Will glasses help in dealing with refractive error?
Glasses or contact lenses are specifically designed to correct the problems of refractive error in the eyes. These visual aids bend the light in such a way that the appropriate refractive error is compensated. But these are visual aids that could get cumbersome after a point in time. Some people find wearing glasses or contact lenses uncomfortable. To supplement this need is LASIK – which negates dependency on visual aids.
What is Wavefront optimized and Wavefront guided LASIK?
Wavefront optimized LASIK is performed using the Wavelight laser. An eye doctor recommends this treatment for patients based on their corneal curvature and thickness. During surgery, a laser is applied into the eyes through an opening in the corneal periphery. This type of laser treatment has multiple benefits over other treatments. Patients feel no haloes and visual aberrations after a Wavefront optimized refractive eye surgery.
Wavefront guided LASIK treats a patient’s refractive error and is useful for rectifying high order aberrations. Before surgery, a surgical mapping of the eyes is taken. In a surgical map, the eye doctor identifies irregularities in the patient’s optical system. When the irregularities are greater than normal, this type of refractive eye surgery is used over the former.
Are there risks of LASIK surgery?
Quality treatment is based on choosing the right doctor who has thousands of eye operation experiences under their belt. Most patients are satisfied with their treatment the first time, but they may require vision improvements as a further course of action. The danger in this approach is operating on the eye when it is still healing from a previous surgery.
Some patients develop symptoms of dry eye after surgery. The condition may aggravate if it is the cold season. Generally, the moisture level in a patient’s eye is consider before an operation.
For the best results and peace of mind, it is recommended that you choose only the Houston LASIK & Eye.
Houston LASIK & Eye leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston LASIK & Eye, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478 or visit us at www.houston-lasik.com.
About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Houston LASIK & Eye. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here.