Lasik Eye Surgery
What is the meaning of lasik eye surgery?
Lasik surgery is type of refractive surgery which is used to correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
What does LASIK stands for?
It stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.
What kind of laser is used in lasik?
Excimer laser with wavefront 193nm is used in lasik. This laser will vaporize corneal tissue in special manner and avoid any further damage to the surrounding tissue. This vaporization is called photo-ablation.
The word excimer is derived from two words, excited and dimers. Excimer laser is formed by a combination of two types of gases.
The first one is inert gas such as argon, krypton, or xenon and the second type of gas is called reactive gas such as fluorine or chlorine.
Pre-Operation Patient Evaluation for Lasik Surgery
Patient evaluation for lasik is done in the doctor clinic and it is very important because not every one is a good candidate for lasik surgery.
Before you visit your eye doctor for lasik surgery, it would be better for you to have a general concept about the surgery to be able to interact with your surgeon and to avoid serious complications....Read more about Patient Evaluation.
How is Lasik Surgery done?
Lasik surgery consists of two major steps, step 1 is flap creation and step 2 is laser ablation.
AT least two days before the surgery, you will not be allowed to apply eye makeup, face lotions or creams because they will build up on your eyelashes and increase the risk of infection.
On days before the surgery, your doctor will ask you to clean your eyelashes daily with shampoo and warm water and sometimes using antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection...Read more about Lasik Procedure
After Lasik Surgery
The post lasik period is very important. You should restrict to the instructions of your eye doctor..Read more about Post Lasik Period