Many people going for LASIK nowadays and many are very happy with the result. FDA panel meeting recently stated that it’s safe and the success was reaffirmed. You dare to do it? You plan to do it? I don’t hahaha… Anyway, if you dare and planning to do it you should get more information to ensure that you are well informed.
According to Kerry D. Solomon, M.D. a world-renowned ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon at the Storm Eye Institute, the moderm LASIK is safe and have better visual result than it used to.
Modern LASIK combines 3D mapping and customized treatment and it’s approved by the US Military & NASA. Their pilots and austronauts are using this this technology to improve their eyesights. However, this is not for everyone. This is what you should know. On average, there are 20-25% of people cannot undergon this process because they might have thin, irregularly shaped corneas or unrealistic expectations. Are you one of them?
If you are not sure, you should get yourself examined. It takes 2 hour which includes 3-D mapping, customized wave-front measurements of your eye and an examination of your corneas. You should also do research and get referrals from people that had done it.
The surgery doesn’t hurt but you have to make sure you know clearly about the benefits and risks. There will always be little percentage of complications. In LASIK, it’s less than 1% but it’s still a risk you have to take note of. The complications can be dry eye, halos & double vision but these could resolve over time or are managed by enhancements or therapy such as drops to replace the eyeâ€™s moisture.
After reading this, what do you think? You can get more LASIK information here.