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What is Lasik?
LASIK is a type of eye surgery done to treat myopia or nearsightedness, astigmatism, and hypermetropia or farsightedness. An ophthalmologist does the surgery and has to be professional and well qualified to be eligible for the job.
LASIK is also known as the laser eye surgery or laser vision correction surgery. This is a very safe and painless procedure and can be done on all people of the age 18 years and above. It involves the ophthalmologist to use a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye.
The Standard Lasik Procedure at Lasik Authority Singapore
A full medical exam of the eye is done, and the complete information of the present and past medical conditions is discussed. Also, the medications both prescribed and over the counter ones are discussed because they might sometimes affect the vision or the surgery.
During the LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a surgical tool called Femtosecond laser or microkeratome to create a circular flap of the tissues on the outermost layer of the cornea.
Then the flap is folded back to have easy access to the inner layer of the cornea which is known as the stroma. The stroma is usually the defective part of the cornea in the case of myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. Now some of the tissues in the inner layer are removed using an excimer laser.
The laser uses an ultraviolet light beam for the removal of a few tissues from the inner layer of the cornea to reshape it so that the light falling on it is more accurately focused on the retina for a clearer vision. In the case of the nearsightedness or myopia, the tissues of the cornea are flattened whereas in the event of farsightedness or hypermetropia a much steeper cornea is required.
The Excimer laser is also useful in treating astigmatism. This is done by just smoothing the irregularities in the cornea and giving it a more smoother and regular shape.
After the procedure of reshaping the cornea is completed, the flap is placed back from where it was cut. The area where the cornea tissues were removed is covered, and the cornea is left to heal naturally.
The laser eye surgery is entirely safe and pain-free. It is usually completed within 15 minutes for the both eyes by the trained professionals. This is a permanent solution to the eye problems which means the person do not have to wear glasses or contact lenses for their entire lives.
Even though this surgery is completely safe and has been approved by the government authorities, there are some risks to it. The risks include overcorrection, or under correction of the defect, the problem may come back, and the result might not be permanent, some other visual aberrations may develop, the symptoms of dry eye may get worse or persist, and in the worst case scenario, the person may lose his/her vision completely. But, these are very rare cases when proper care is not taken while operation and proper tests are not done before the surgery.