Lasik eye surgery is widely known and the most routinely performed laser refractive surgery to correct problems with your vision. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis the acronym for Lasik is an alternative for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
When performing plastic surgery the eye doctor near you uses a unique cutting laser to precisely change the dome-shaped clear tissue in the front of your cornea by changing its shape to improve your vision.
If you have normal vision the cornea retracts light at your retina precisely at the rear of the eye. Unfortunately if you have myopia or nearsightedness or hyperopia or farsightedness the light bends incorrectly resulting in blood vision. Although glasses and contact lenses correct vision problems reshaping the cornea provides the necessary refraction.
Lasik eye surgery in Glendale is an option for the correction of one of the following vision problems.
Rarely do complications resulting in vision loss occur with Lasik surgery. However certain side effects of this procedure like temporary vision problems and dry eyes are fairly common. The adverse effects of Lasik surgery subside after a few weeks or months and a minute number of people consider them as a long-term problem.
Eye doctors will not recommend laser refractive surgery for eye care if you have conditions like autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, a compromised immune system by immunosuppressive medications or HIV, recent vision changes due to medications, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and breastfeeding or aging and inflammation of the cornea, eyelid disorders or injuries, or eye diseases like herpes simplex affecting the eyes besides glaucoma or cataracts.
In addition laser eyes surgery is not advised if you have eye diseases causing your cornea to thin or bulge or you have a genetic history of it, have relatively good vision, severe nearsightedness, large pupils or thin cornea besides age-related eye changes causing less clear vision or participate in contact sports associated with impacts to the face.
When considering Lasik surgery it helps if you discuss your questions and concerns with your doctor to understand the complications of this procedure. The doctor will provide you a clear view of whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure will benefit from other similar procedures.
If considering Lasik eye surgery discuss the process with Glendale Eye Medical Group with your questions and concerns. The medical group specialists will advise you on your candidacy after examining your eyes to determine whether the procedure is suitable for your needs.