LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), is commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction. It is a type of refractive surgery to correction hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism.
With the advancement of technology, LASIK surgery has been replaced by Femto LASIK which is the most suitable and fastest surgery to treat eye refractive errors. It is a day surgery, with quick recovery. There will be no stitches and its success rate is high.
In femto LASIK surgery, a thin incision is made in the cornea by the femtosecond laser, the world's fastest ophthalmic laser. Then the patient looks at the flashing light above his head with the guidance of an ophthalmologist. At this point, an excimer laser is projected onto the surface of the cornea. So, his operation is performed by two very advanced devices (excimer laser and femtosecond laser)
Eye LASIK Surgery in Iran
LASIK eye surgery in Iran is the most performed type of refractive laser surgery. The LASIK is an eye operation, which is practiced using two lasers. This laser technique is safe and effective and is the technique most frequently performed in the world because of its speed of recovery and the possibility of treating strong corrections. Thanks to this technique, we can treat all optical defects including:
- Myopia (Nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
- Astigmatism (blurred vision near or far)
- Presbyopia (Old sight)
Vision defects mentioned above can usually be corrected by wearing prescription glasses or soft or hard contact lenses. However, eye LASIK surgery can be beneficial for these visual disorders. This treatment is possible from the age of 21 after ensuring the stability of the visual disturbance.
Advantages of the eye LASIK surgery
- Quick recovery
- No stitches
- Few follow-up appointments needed
- High success rate
Unquestionably, eye care is of utmost importance. Therefore, before deciding on eye surgery, the ophthalmologists examine each patient’s eyes with maximum care. During the examination, the surgeon also assesses your expectations, your motivation, and answers all your questions so that you can make your decision calmly and in full knowledge of the facts.
The day of your surgery
eye LASIK surgery is performed under local anesthesia, on an outpatient basis (i.e. without hospitalization), and most often bilaterally.
-Come to the operating room without makeup.
-Do not put on your lenses 48 hours before the operation.
-You must have a company and plan a rest period of at least 6 hours after the surgery.
-In the case of pregnancy, it is recommended that the surgery gets postponed
eye LASIK surgery risks
If the indications validated by the surgeon are respected, eye LASIK surgery is safe and reliable surgery, the complication rate of which is very low due to the safety and sophistication of the equipment used. As this is a functional surgery, it is aimed at all patients wishing to acquire independence in their optical correction, glasses, or contact lenses.
How does eye LASIK surgery work?
The eye LASIK surgery requires the use of two lasers: the Femtosecond laser and the Excimer laser. The Femtosecond Laser allows very precise cutting of a thin corneal flap with great security; a flap that allows you to treat your visual defect with the Excimer laser, under the flap, without pain. The Excimer laser corrects the visual defect by changing the shape of the cornea.
After the procedure
Immediately after surgery, your eye might itch, burn, or you might have blurred vision. however, you'll usually recover your vision quickly. You will be given painkillers and eyedrops for several hours after the procedure. It might take up to two months for your eyes to heal and your vision to stabilize. It is better to restrain from you waring makeup around your eyes for some week , and avoid doing strenuous contact sports, and swimming for at least one month.