LASIK surgery is a powerful method of improving both your vision and your overall quality of life. While most everyone knows this, what you may not know is that both you and your surgeon need to be cognizant of the long term results of your operation. There is no such thing as a "set and forget" procedure, particularly when it concerns what poets often call the windows to the soul — your eyes. Staying up to date on the latest developments in the industry and your eyesight is your surgeon’s responsibility, and keeping aware of your own needs is yours.
Auditing and Reviewing
What a lot of people don’t know about all kinds of physicians is that even after being in school and their residency for a grand total of 24 years, their education is far from complete. In order to stay licensed in the Houston or any other civilized area, any kind of doctor needs to review continuing education materials on a regular basis. Part of this is based on the classroom, part of this involves reading medical journals, and another part involves direct patient interaction.
Interacting with patients may not seem to be a doctor’s primary concern. Often patients feel like they are shuttled in, seen with factory-like efficiency and then essentially hustled out the door. However, all physicians spend a significant portion of their time reviewing and auditing their own patients’ case histories. This is a major part of the process that makes a good physician greater and provides the massive pool of wisdom that experienced doctors can draw from. Dr. Amjad Khokhar’s clinic counselor is available to answer questions as well as deliver a consultation with one of the fine doctors at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center.
LASIK is a Major Business
Ophthalmology is an important part of the medical profession at all times. After all, the eyes are an extremely important part of the human anatomy. Since ninety percent of human interaction with the world and perception comes through the visual cortex, anything that could harm the eyes if misused or performed improperly is a big deal.
LASIK is an acronym that stands for laser in situ keratomileusis. When the surgeon performs this procedure correctly, the result is generally a dramatic improvement in your eyesight and subsequent equal improvement in your overall quality of life. However, it is also possible for the process to go wrong. Because of this, it is vital to vet your surgeon effectively.
It Can Go Wrong
The best case scenario in a botched LASIK procedure is that a patient’s vision is not improved. In some cases, the patient’s vision returns to a poor state after the procedure or is not affected in the slightest. On the worse side of the potential for gaffes is the possibility of an infection setting in or a flap complication. An eye infection can become very serious, and it may even necessitate another surgery down the road. By the same token, there can also be serious challenges that are associated with a flap complication. The qualifications of your surgeon are aspects of the LASIK process that you cannot over-estimate. Find a physician of the same quality as Dr. Amjad Khokhar and avoid unnecessary procedures.
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center 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 Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, 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 Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here.