LASIK surgery is one of the most popular and most sought after refractive surgeries in the United States today. LASIK surgery is safe, fast, and most importantly, effective! Our LASIK surgeons here at Boston Laser in Wellesley are extremely skilled and experienced, with years of successful procedures under their belts. If you are looking for a state-of-the-art facility with only the best doctors in the area, look no further than Boston Laser in Wellesley.
LASIK is a great option for those who are tired of dealing with contact lenses or eyeglasses. While these are great options for vision correction, many patients want a more permanent solution to their vision problems. If you, like many, have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) astigmatism, LASIK may give you the freedom you are looking for!
What Happens During LASIK?
The aim of LASIK surgery is to reshape the cornea so that it can reflect light onto the retina properly, resulting in clear vision. To do this, the surgeon will need to make an incision (using either a surgical tool or a laser) in the cornea, creating a small "flap" that is peeled back to expose the inner layers of the cornea. From here, the surgeon can make the necessary adjustments using a laser. Once the adjustments have been made the the shape of the cornea, the flap is placed back and smoothed over. The cornea is self healing and requires no stitches.
After LASIK Surgery
Recovery after LASIK surgery is not difficult, but special care should be taken in the first days and weeks to ensure that your eye heals properly. You will be sent home with a protective shield for your eyes to use at night. Your vision should clear up by the next day. Eye drops for any pain can be used, and are usually only needed for a week or so.
As with any surgery, there are risks with LASIK surgery, although rare. The most common side effect from LASIK surgery is dry eye, which is easily managed with eye drops. LASIK can result in under or over correction, which is easily fixed through a second surgery. More rare complications include epithelial ingrowth, dislocated flap and infection. These complicatins can usually be managed without any vision loss.
Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK surgery. There are some things that would make LASIK hard for your eyes to handle, and increase your risk of complication. Our doctors at Boston Laser in Wellesley will be able to tell you whether or not you are a LASIK candidate or not.