LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that uses a cool laser beam to reshape the cornea of the eye. It is an outpatient surgical procedure, and uses only a topical anesthetic to numb the cornea. Most patients report that they feel little or no discomfort during the procedure, and they are awake for the whole process.
During the procedure, your surgeon cuts a flap in the cornea and uses the laser to remove excess tissue from underneath. The amount removed is microscopic, but it allows the eye to focus more clearly. Once the tissue is removed, the flap is replaced and will heal naturally on its own.
Most patients report that they can see better the day following surgery, and most are able to go back to work within two days. After several days with medicated eye drops, they will be healed and seeing better. While there is no guarantee of how much your vision will be improved, most people find they are able to pass their driver’s license vision test without correction immediately after surgery.
While LASIK is a relatively safe procedure, like all surgery it has some risks. You can improve your odds by having your LASIK performed by a qualified surgeon with no complaints, like Dr. William Boothe. At Boothe Laser Center, they have the latest in surgical technology. Dr. Boothe personally has performed more LASIK procedures than any other surgeon in the world, and has outstanding reviews. Call Boothe Laser Center today to set up your free consultation for LASIK surgery.