LASIK surgery, popularly known as Laser in-situ keratomileusis, is used to correct the vision defects faced by most people. Basically, it is used for the people who are farsighted, nearsighted or facing astigmatism. LASIK is one of those different surgical techniques which are used to reshape the cornea.
Generally, laser techniques are used to reshape the cornea. The reshaping helps in clearing the distractions faced by the cornea, which helps in the smooth transfer of light to the retina located at the back of the eye, making the vision clearer.
How LASIK surgery is beneficial?
LASIK surgery offers several advantages such as:
- It helps in correcting the vision to a maximum extent. On an average, 98% of patients are satisfied from this surgery and would love to recommend others.
- It is processed via numbing drops which makes it less painful.
- It results in quick vision correction, most probably by the next day, after the LASIK surgery.
- Patient is free from any sort of bandages or stitches.
- If patient faces any vision correction issues, as year’s passes by, it can further be corrected using LASIK surgery.
- It had been observed that patients, who had this surgery, have experienced a reduction in their eyeglasses or contact lens numbers. Even, several patients have remarked outstanding results of the surgery, since they do not bother about eyeglasses, etc.
Is there any risk of side-effects?
A minor discomfort can be expected after the surgery. It will last for around 1-2 days. Apart from this, some patients have shared their own experience as to side effects that include; dry eyes, glare, fluctuating vision, facing difficulties in the night driving and observing halos around the images.
Is LASIK surgery acceptable for Armed Forces and Merchant Navy?
Yes, LASIK surgery is acceptable, but only on certain specified grounds and after following criteria and standards laid down by the particular department. For instance, the applicant taking the LASIK surgery must be older than 20 years. Also, the LASIK surgery must be undertaken at least 6 months or 1 year, before the medical examination. Both the Armed forces and Merchant Navy follow their own selection criteria. Candidates applying for the entry must check with the particular vision requirement, to ensure the selection.
LASIK surgery is quite helpful in correcting the vision and reducing the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.