When surgery comes into a person’s mind, it is always associated with fear, anxiety and worry. Not only because of the known ‘word-of-mouth’ gravity of the procedure, and sometimes the appearance of the pieces of equipment that will be used, but also and most importantly, the cost of the procedure.
Surgery used to be painful, horrific and dangerous in approximately equal measures. It was usually the last resort for both patient and practitioner. But now, with the arrival of new technologies, surgery became less of a hassle and more of a solution. Medical technology advancements enable people to do things we only dreamt of just ten years ago, especially in improving the quality of life.
Like any other surgery, there are also risks involved, and patients should be fully-informed before they undergo the procedure. Laser surgery is not for everyone.
The Food and Drug Association reviewed clinical data from Lasik laser manufacturers and said that if laser is done properly and on the right patients, it will indeed be successful. Eye doctors must carefully evaluate their patients, in order for the benefits to outweigh the risks. They shall be the ones to determine if their patient is eligible for screening. The following are some of the disqualifications from having lasik eye surgery:
- Having changes in your contact lenses or glasses prescription in the past year
- Taking medications that may affect wound healing such as cortical steroids
The patients should in turn let the doctor be aware of any eye or medical condition they have.
LASIK is a very sophisticated technology, but the procedure is straightforward. It is also deemed as the most popular technique.
Before the Lasik surgery, eye measurements should be provided.
Information of Lasik surgery must be reviewed, so that the patients can be guided with their eye condition, before committing to the operation.
‘Windows of Light’
To qualify for Lasik, the patient needs to meet a certain range of vision of cornea and pupil size, and pass the pre-operation assessment. Then he or she will come back for the actual Lasik process, conducted by both the surgeon and the technician operating the laser machine itself.
Topical anesthetics is administered into the patient’s eyes to numb the discomfort and to prepare the patient for Lasik treatment.
Thousands of patients between the ages of 18-70 receive LASIK’s benefits in correcting refractive errors. LASIK may be an effective treatment depending on the need for cataract surgery, for patients more than 70 years old. The patient usually becomes an excellent candidate for LASIK surgery, once the cataracts have been removed. Family history of eye illnesses must be also known to the doctor.
LASIK surgery is actually a wise investment for your money. When the cost for spending on glasses, contacts and eye solutions every year is estimated, it can be assumed that it is thriftier.
In its advocacy to help people restore their vision, Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics offers Z-PRIME LASIK treatment which is PAINLESS. Only a slight discomfort during the procedure due to the pressure sensation around the eye will be felt. Most people feel some discomfort the day after the surgery, while the eye starts to heal.
Most surgeons perform Z LASIK on both eyes the same day.
60-90 minutes is the approximate duration of the entire procedure on the treatment day. This includes preparation time for the procedure, as well as final examinations after the procedure. Actual time in the laser suite is usually about 10 to 15 minutes.
Sample Activity: Driving with Z Prime Lasik-Restored Eyes
The patient may return to driving, as soon as he or she sees well enough. It is up to the doctor to determine his or her capacity to drive. However, it is generally not recommended to drive home on his or her own after the procedure.
The visual recovery itself is typically very short in Z LASIK. Within a few hours most of the patients reach 20/20 vision.
Usually patients notice the improvement of their vision immediately following the procedure. Within a few hours, most patients reach 20/20 vision. The visual recovery period after Z-LASIK is usually very short and most patients resume normal activities right after the treatment.
It is just ample to keep in mind to take precautionary measures before the surgery, follow the instructions of the experts, and maintain eye care after the procedure to guarantee the BEST RESULTS, for the eyes are one of the most sensitive organs of the body and they play a very FUNDAMENTAL ROLE in life’s everyday activities.