Improving your vision with Laser Eye Surgery
A quick and painless medical procedure, LASIK – or Laser Eye Surgery – has became one of the most popular surgeries made abroad because of its swift recovery, inexistent waiting-lists in the chosen country and costs-saving. The surgery is designed to treat refractive errors, improve vision, and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
During the LASIK procedure, a specially trained eye surgeon first creates a precise, thin hinged corneal flap using a microkeratome. The surgeon then pulls back the flap to expose the underlying corneal tissue, and then the excimer laser ablates (reshapes) the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern for each patient. The flap is then gently repositioned onto the underlying cornea without sutures.
Laser Eye Surgery has been proven to be safe and effective for most people. With careful patient screening and selection, reasonable expectations, and in the care of an experienced surgeon, most patients will be very pleased with their results. These are some of the other advantages of LASIK:
- LASIK is able to accurately correct most levels of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism;
- The procedure is fast, usually lasting only five to 10 minutes, and is generally painless;
- Because the laser is guided by a computer, it is very precise and results are very accurate;
- In most cases, a single treatment will achieve the desired outcome; however, enhancements are possible if needed, even many years after the initial surgery.
If you’re considering having Laser Eye Surgery abroad, contact us for a personalized and free quote.