5 Little Known Facts About Laser Eye Surgery

With the many advancements in laser eye surgery that have occurred over the years, there are many aspects of it that the general public is completely unaware of. As a result, and as often happens in scenarios like this, a number of important facts in relation to laser eye surgery are unknown by those who might benefit from it.

If you are thinking about laser eye surgery for yourself or a member of your family is thinking about it, it would be a crying shame if you decided against going ahead with it, because you did not know all the facts about it.

For that reason, we are going to outline 5 important, little known facts about laser eye surgery, so that your decision is based on as much knowledge as possible.

Laser Eye Surgery Is Virtually Pain-free

It is understandable that when you have the words ‘laser’ and ‘eye surgery’ together to describe a medical procedure, that thoughts of pain enter your mind. This thought of it being extremely painful is cited as the reason why more people decide against laser eye surgery than any other.

Modern laser eye surgery procedures mean that patients should feel no pain, thanks to a local anaesthetic which is administered via eye drops. At worst there may a slight feeling of discomfort, which will dissipate very quickly.

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What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataracts can induce clouded or blurred vision and also make bright lights extremely troublesome with regards to your vision. If you have a cataract that makes it challenging for you to do your usual activities, your ophthalmologist can recommend cataract surgery.

When cataracts overlap with the care of another eye condition, cataract surgery can be prescribed. For example, physicians can prescribe cataract surgery if cataracts make it harder for the ophthalmologist to control or treat astigmatism or normal vision correction, such as short-sightedness.

Although cataract surgery is a relatively routine procedure, with a high success rate, and an extremely low rate of complications, not everyone knows what they entail, so here is a simple guide that takes you from before the surgery through to the recovery period.

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