LASIK eye surgery to correct a person’s vision has been in use since the mid-1990s, but lingering questions as to the long-term effects still come to mind for past and potential patients. But LASIK recipients can rest easy: Studies have shown that the surgeries have little negative effect and in fact, are now safer and more beneficial than ever.
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When it comes to Lasik eye vision correction surgery you will want to make sure that you follow the pre-surgery and post-surgical instructions you are given closely. Each part of the procedure starting with the initial consultation to the final consult is an important step in optimal vision. Not following directions or giving full disclosure to your surgeon on your medical history could put you at risk for complications that are unnecessary. When Lasik is performed correctly and patient directions are followed the risks associated with the procedure are decreased tenfold.
With any surgery it is important to understand exactly what you should expect throughout the entire process from start to finish. Every surgery, no matter how routine to the doctor and staff performing it is unique to you. Each experience will be just a little bit different based on the perspective of the patient and the difficulty of operating on them. The same is true with Lasik eye surgery as well. The information below should be used as a basic guide. Your experience will be different based on you as a patient, the degree of your specific eye situation and your eye surgeon.