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LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management

Explore the World of Clear Vision with LASIK

Welcome to our LASIK and Refractive Surgery Co-Management services, where clear vision meets personalized care. LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, has revolutionized refractive eye surgery, offering millions the freedom from glasses or contact lenses. Let’s embark on a journey to understand the specifics of LASIK and how our co-management services ensure a smooth and successful experience.

Understanding LASIK

Who Are Optimal LASIK Candidates?

The ideal LASIK candidate is aged 18 or older with healthy eyes and adequate corneal thickness. However, certain conditions like chronic dry eye or corneal diseases may disqualify individuals. A thorough eye exam is necessary to determine candidacy.

Considerations

While LASIK presents numerous benefits, it’s crucial to weigh personal needs, potential gains, and the willingness to accept associated risks. Results vary, and perfect vision isn’t guaranteed. In some cases, vision after LASIK may be permanently less clear than with glasses before the surgery.

The LASIK Procedure

Two-Step Ambulatory Process

Creating the Flap

  • A thin, hinged flap is crafted on the cornea using a microkeratome or laser.
  • The flap is folded back to initiate laser reshaping.

Laser Reshaping

  • Laser treatment, lasting a minute or less, corrects refractive errors.
  • The flap is repositioned, and the process is repeated for the other eye.

Wavefront LASIK

Wavefront LASIK, also known as wavefront-assisted or custom LASIK, utilizes computerized analysis to guide laser ablation. This advanced technique corrects subtle optical imperfections, providing sharper vision compared to standard eyeglasses prescriptions.

Postoperative Care

Recovery Process

  • Following LASIK, medicated eye drops and protective shields are used.
  • Patients can often walk without glasses immediately but shouldn’t drive home.
  • Resting the eyes and using prescribed eye drops aid healing.

Follow-Up Appointments

  • Regular postoperative appointments monitor recovery and address any concerns.
  • Co-management services ensure seamless communication between your LASIK surgeon and our eye care team.

Enhancements and Continued Care

  • In case of persistent blurriness, a second LASIK surgery (enhancement) may be considered.
  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses can assist if needed after LASIK.
  • Routine eye exams post-LASIK remain essential for overall eye health.

LASIK Eyewear

  • UV protection sunglasses are crucial for outdoor activities.
  • Safety glasses with poly-carbonate lenses are recommended for potential eye hazards.
  • Reading glasses may be needed, especially for those over 40.

Schedule Your LASIK Consultation

Embark on the path to clear vision by scheduling a LASIK consultation with our experienced team. Let us guide you through the LASIK journey, offering personalized care and expertise every step of the way.

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