LASIK: Myths and Facts

As with facts, there are myths that come along. As with information, there is a degree of misinformation that accompanies something. When it comes to LASIK, the theory that rumors travel faster than the truth holds true. The common man with no medical background knows of LASIK as only an eye treatment – nothing more, nothing less. Some of them feel that the use of laser could potentially damage their eyes. Despite all these suspicions and lack of clarity, this laser eye surgery is the most popular of them all. The best clinic delivering exceptional LASIK treatment is the Houston LASIK & Eye in Houston per patient reviews and general consensus.

Facts About LASIK Eye Surgery

  •  It takes three minutes on average to treat an eye.
  • The patient is not at risk if he or she blinks, sneezes or coughs during surgery. Good clinics have eye-tracking technology that constantly tracks the movement of the eye to deliver the laser beam. Therefore eye movements do not negate the effectiveness of this treatment.
  • The laser is an ultraviolet light. Only a fraction of this light is required during surgery.
  • A laser is a harmless wave of light that does not cause visual distortions or blindness.
  • The right age for this treatment is 21 years and there is no upward age limit.
  • Patients affected with presbyopia have been found to respond to LASIK better than conventional treatments that use intraocular lens technology.
  • Most patients can return to work and start driving one day after the surgery.

Myths About LASIK Eye Surgery

  • The laser is a hot wave of light – the truth is that the laser is as cool as cool can be!
  • There is a smell that emanates when laser beams are focused and this smell is that of the eyes burning – totally wrong! This smell emanates from the carbon atoms from the laser beam.
  • Laser eye surgery changes are permanent – the answer is no.
  • One cannot have any type of eye treatment such as cataract surgery after refractive eye surgery – in fact, you can have any type of eye treatment and even a second refractive eye surgery.
  • Complications caused by this type of laser eye treatment can cause blindness – until today, there has never been a case where a patient became blind due to a LASIK eye surgery.
  •  Bladeless laser surgery is safer than the rest – the type of surgery required depends on the thickness of the corneal flap. An eye surgeon determines the type of surgery to perform based on preliminary eye examinations.
  • LASIK is a new type of treatment and is in research stages – the truth is that this refractive laser eye treatment has brought back the smiles to millions of patients already. It is an established eye treatment discipline. Like with any other medical discipline, even this surgical procedure is evolving.
  • This type of surgery does not treat astigmatism – in fact, this is one of the highly effective refractive eye surgery procedures for astigmatism. Research and patient case studies indicate this fact.

 

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.

 

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