Lasik stands for Laser assisted in-situ Keratomileusis and is done for short sightedness, long sightedness and cylindrical power.
LASIK does not hurt during or immediately after the procedure. Before your LASIK eye surgery begins, numbing eye drops are used to alleviate any pain or discomfort to the eye during the procedure
LASIK Recovery Time 2-3 Months after LASIK. It is common for the eyes to continue to heal for at least 3 months after LASIK, which means your vision will also continue to improve. In patients with more severe prescriptions, their eyes can continue to heal for up to 6 months.
There are two main parts to LASIK eye surgery: creating the flap and reshaping the cornea. To create the flap, doctor will use a suction device. After the surgery there will be discomfort for about 10-12 hours. The discomfort is due to the healing process. Similar to how a scab itches when its healing and how a cough develops when youre clearing out a head cold, theres some irritation during the very first few hours of healing. This irritation goes away as the eyes heal.
The ideal candidate is over 18 years of age with healthy eyes and stable vision. LASIK treatment can correct a wide range of near-sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.