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Addressing LASIK Surgery Fears

By admin – September 21, 2019

Many people have undergone and benefited from LASIK eye surgery, which is a safe procedure to correct refractive errors. While this procedure has been proven effective and has positively impacted many people’s lives, it’s common to have concerns when considering LASIK, just as you would with any type of surgery.

If you’re nervous about undergoing LASIK eye surgery, it’s best to be as informed as possible. Learning about LASIK and being educated about the procedure will eliminate any uncertainty you may have about it. Speak with your doctor about your concerns and he or she will put you at ease and help you make the right decision.

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Fear #1: Choosing the right Surgeon & assessing the risks

It’s only human to feel concerned and apprehensive about any type of surgery, including LASIK. It is important to feel comfortable with the physician performing your eye surgery. If you have concerns about LASIK eye surgery, you should consult with your regular eye doctor or speak with your surgeon about them. He or she is an expert in the field and can explain the risks of the procedure to you.

Remember that serious complications are rare and LASIK surgery is safe and effective for resolving eyesight problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Your surgeon will review every risk associated with LASIK surgery before you make a decision whether to undergo the procedure. Two possible risks following LASIK surgery are:

  • Infection: This is the most common risk associated with LASIK and other eye surgeries, such as photorefractive keratotomy (PRK). Infections caused by LASIK eye surgery can be serious, but if the patient cares for their eyes according to doctor’s recommendations, the chance of getting an infection is slim.
  • Vision correction issues:Vision over- or under correction, which is caused by removing too much or too little tissue, is a possible but rare risk. In cases such as this, the patient would still need to use corrective lenses after surgery. If this occurs, most patients opt for a second surgery to get the results they were hoping for the first time.

Other possible complications of LASIK surgery include severe inflammation of the eye, abnormal bleeding, abnormal growth of the corneal tissue, and dry eyes. Patients report differencing degrees of vision improvement over time following the surgery, with most issues fading after a few weeks of healing. Even halos, dry eyes, and night vision issues go away within a few weeks of surgery. Few patients report these problems months after the initial surgery.

Fear #2: Not getting the results you hoped for

Our surgeons’ skills combined with the most advanced LASIK technology both play a vital role in the outcome of your procedure. Millions of individuals have safely and successfully chosen LASIK as a suitable option to correct their vision. However, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK.

Several factors need to be considered such as overall health, age, corneal thickness and the general ealth of your eyes. Our team will do a thorough examination of your eyes and will identify what your personal expectations are following the surgery. If the results show you may not be the best candidate for LASIK eye surgery we offer alternatives such as PRK, Visian ICL or Refractive Lens Exchange.

At Corneal Associates we have the utmost confidence in our surgeons and our LASIK results. Combining our unique and customized LASIK technology with our team of surgical experts: Dr. Ted Perl and Dr. Eli Moses, you can have the utmost confidence that you will be receiving top notch care.

If you’re in the Fairfield area and thinking about having LASIK eye surgery but still have more questions, give us a call: (973) 439-3937. At our complimentary LASIK consultation, you can meet with our team of experts and discuss your questions and concerns.

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