Before the LASIK procedure can be carried out, an examination needs to be carried out before any surgery can be done in the eyes of a given patient. There are other different tests that will have to be done so as to measure the size of the pupils both in the dark and in the light, the curvature of the cornea, the thickness of the cornea to see if you are still going to have enough cornea tissues even after the surgery has been done and to measure the refractive error of the eyes.
Before the surgery can be performed, you will need to sign a consent form that confirms that you know about the benefits, risks, possible complications and alternative options for the LASIK eye surgery.
During the Zed Epi Lasik procedure, there is going to be the use of an instrument known as a microkeratome which is normally used when it comes to the cutting of a flap in the cornea of a given patient. Once the cutting has been done, the cornea is then going to be peeled back, and the corneal tissue that is underlying will then be reshaped by making use of an excimer laser. Once the cornea has been reshaped with the main aim of ensuring that it can focus properly onto the retina and the light, the flap that was cut earlier is then going to be put back into its rightful place. Once all this has been done, the LASIK laser eye surgery is considered to be complete.
The healing process after a LASIK eye surgery has been done is usually a rapid one. Many patients noticed an improvement in their vision in just a few days after the LASIK surgery was done. It is, however, advisable that you have someone to drive you home since your vision may be a little bit hazy and blurry on the very first day. Following the successful completion of the surgery, there are some things that should be followed.
- You may be feeling itchy, a burning sensation or the feeling that there is something in your eyes. The good thing is that these feelings are not going to last for more than 6 hours.
- A patch or an eye shield is going to be placed over your eyes to protect the flap that needs time to heal. It will also prevent any pressure or rubbing of the eye until the doctor is sure that it has had the right amount of time to heal.
- It is highly advisable that you do not rub your eyes after the surgery so that you do not end up moving the flap or cause it to dislodge.
Contributions By: mat Pilates