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 like myopia (near or shortsightedness), hyperopia (far or long sightedness) and astigmatism (oval-shaped cornea) that affect millions of Americans, it’s no surprise that 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 ensure that 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.  With that being said, 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 that ensures 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 clicking noise, as the cornea is re-shaped.  This procedure is painless and most people are shocked to learn that the procedure is over without them feeling any discomfort.

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 ensure the flap isn’t accidentally shifted while it heals over the next several hours.  While there is very little discomfort associated with this procedure, your eyes are likely to feel a bit irritated and blurry for a few hours, so it’s best to rest them and relax!

And 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.  Best of all, the results are permanent, immediate and life changing.  Contact us today at The Laser Eye Center of Coral Gables and speak to our Miami eye specialists about LASIK eye surgery.  We’re happy to answer any of your questions!

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