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What is laser eye surgery and how does it work?

I heard many people talking about laser. What is laser? If I had this kind of surgery, will my vision problems be solved? Is there any potential risks?
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  • Rebecca


    laser eye surgery is commonly performed by ophthalmologists to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism.Lasik is the most commonly practiced form of laser eye surgery as it has a quick healing and recovery time and is generally less painful than other types of corrective eye surgery. Lasik involves the surgeon cutting and lifting a thin flap of corneal tissue. The tissue beneath is re-shaped using a laser, and the flap is replaced back over the cornea and left to heal. The procedure is done while the patient is awake and anesthetic eye drops are used to make the procedure painless. After surgery, dark eye shields are worn to minimize brightness for several days, and goggles are worn at night to prevent the eye being rubbed, thereby dislodging the flap. Eyedrops are used several times a day to reduce inflammation and the risk of infection. After surgery, the eyesight will gradually improve over the following weeks, reaching its optimum after 1-3 months. Majority of patients report 20/20 vision at their 2nd day surgery follow up.
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  • wesley


    Laser eye surgery is one of the most significant inventions in the20th century. Lasik is a kind of surgery that adapted by most patients nowadays. Lasik stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, its procedures involve the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of our eyes. In this way the refractive capability can be improved. Of course it has some risks so it can be performed by the trained doctors only.
  • Mark Burns


    Laser eye surgery is a kind of eye surgery that welcomed by many people who have vision problems. It is a special kind of surgery that operates on the most delicate part of our eyes. It can reduce or eliminate the myopia, presbyopia etc. It is very popular among youth, because young people want to be more beautiful and handsome. If they have vision problems and don't want to wear a pair of nerd glasses, they often choose this surgery to solve their problems. Of course it will have many risks. Not everyone can have this kind of surgery, so you must consult your eye doctor first.