Lasik Eye Surgery

What can it do for people?

What I learned

Lasik stands for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. Laser eye surgery reshapes the cornea, to change the eyes focusing power. Its sometimes called refractive surgery. Its used to correct, farsidedness, nearsidedness, and astigmatism. Astigmatism is the abnormal shape of the cornea. Lasik eye surgery is a refractive procedure, or catergorized by flap or non-flap procedure, which means it involves lifting a corneal flap in order to remove the tissue beneath. Lasik eye surgery is very risky and irreversable. You can become blind and have problems with your vision like, halos around lights at night, and double vision. The cost is between $1,500.00 to $2,500.00 for each eye. To make sure the surgery is precise they take measurements of the cornea and make sure your eye will be reshaped to the right prescription. During this procedure your eyes will be cleaned well. Your eyes will be held open with an eye lid holder will be placed in your eyes to keep them open. You wil stare into a laser and since you have some numbing drops in your eyes it will be painless. If your eye is to move to far away from the light the laser will stop. If it moves just a little it will be alright. You will have plastic shield placed over your eyes so you dont rub them on accident. You will have to have someone else drive you home. You should sleep for six to eight hours when you wake you will be able to see a difference in your vision.

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