Going Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Process With Miami Eye Specialists

Going Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Process With Miami Eye Specialists

According to Miami eye specialists and medical researchers, LASIK eye surgery is the most popular elective surgery in the USA.  Since it is effective on eye conditions such as myopia (near or shortsightedness), hyperopia (far or long sightedness) and astigmatism (oval-shaped cornea), it is no surprise everyone wants to know more about LASIK.  Here is a breakdown of the surgical procedure:

  1. First, the ophthalmologist and his/her team will position you at the equipment.  As you will be awake for the procedure.  They will place anesthetic drops into the eye on which the surgery will be performed to make sure you are comfortable.
  2. The surgeon will then create a protective flap to get access to your inner corneal tissue.  This will make your vision dim and blurry for a short amount of time although you will be able to see the bright lights used in the procedure.
  3. The laser will now be applied, controlled by a computer and an eye-tracking device which guarantees maximum accuracy, even if your eye moves.  This is a cool laser and you won’t be able to see the light itself, but you will be able to hear the computer making a distinctive clicking noise as the cornea is re-shaped.
  4. Once the cornea has been fully re-shaped, the surgeon replaces the protective flap.  Protective shields will then be placed over your eyes to make sure the flap isn’t accidentally shifted while it heals over the next several hours.  While there is little discomfort associated with this procedure, your eyes are likely to feel a little irritated and blurry for a few hours, so it’s best to rest them.

There you have it, the full LASIK procedure.  You can see now why it’s such a quick, safe option for anyone looking to correct their vision permanently.  Plus, the results are incredible.  Contact us today at The Laser Eye Center of Coral Gables and speak to our Miami eye specialists aboutLASIK eye surgery.  We’re happy to answer any of your questions.

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