Q: What is Lasik surgery?
A: Lasik surgery in an operation that they do to correct vision problems. While most people are good candidates for the procedure, not everyone is. This may be due to there not being enough of the cornea available to work with, or it is possible that your eyes are not the correct shape. Another possibility is that an eye problem makes a person a poor candidate for corrective surgery.
Q: Is there any side effects to Lasik surgery?
A: Generally, most people will experience a significant increase of sensitivity to bright lights during the night and day. Most clinics will off to give you shades to put over your eyes after the procedure. You will also need to keep your eyes covered when you sleep for at least three days to a week. The clinic will usually provide plastic protective covers to you after your operation.
Q: What is the cost of Lasik surgery?
A: That largely depends on where you go to have your procedure performed. Each clinic will have their own pricing in place. Some of them will offer financing and other may not.
Q: Is there a preferred Lasik surgery clinic?
A: That would be a determination of the person seeking to have Lasik surgery performed. The clinic that feels most comfortable to the patient would be the best one for that patient.
Q: What is Epilasik?
A: This is a procedure that removes the epithelium, the piece that covers the Bowman’s membrane, as a single sheet rather than cutting a flap.
Q: What is the difference between Epilasik and Epi Lasik?
A: There are no differences.
Now that you have decided that you want to have Lasik corrective surgery, it would be a good idea to find out about the clinic that you will be going to, and to find out about the doctor that will be doing the surgery. Do not be afraid to ask questions. This is something that you want to go very well for you, and you do not want to have any complications during or after the operation.
Ask about the qualifications of the doctor that will be operating on you. Are they an eye specialist, or are they a general eye doctor? This is an important question because doctors that are only generalists do not usually have as broad an understanding of the eye as opposed to a doctor that is say, a cornea specialists.
How many operations have the doctor performed, and what is the success rate? There should not be any hesitation to answering this question. If they have done unsuccessful procedures, then ask why they were not successful. Was it due to the doctor, or due to a problem with the patient? If it were doctor error, then ask what happened. Sometimes patients do not inform the doctors of all relevant information that they need to have a successful operation.
A good doctor that is confident in their abilities will encourage you to ask any questions. The procedure being done is as much on the skill of the doctor as it is to the cooperation the patient. Above all else you want to find a doctor that cares about the work they perform and are not only there to rush through as many patients as possible.
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