LASIK is a kind of laser eye surgery that is often used to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism and permanently eliminate the need for glasses. LASIK surgery eliminates the need for glasses, allowing you to be freed from its boundaries.
If you are not eligible for surgery due to thin corneas, other vision correction procedures include PRK and LASIK.
Your physician will assess which of these approaches is the most appropriate for your particular situation. If you cannot undergo laser surgery owing to keratoconus, you may be able to treat your keratoconus using numerous novel procedures such as scleral lenses.
Patients who choose LASIK over PRK express satisfaction with the shorter recovery period and quick visual return.
Potential Risks and Adverse Consequences
Nevertheless, LASIK has its own risks. A significant blow to the head displaces the corneal flap. This is a life-threatening condition that might result in long-term eye damage.
- Night vision is a problem for certain patients.
- Protruding cornea
- Abnormal correction
- Sensitivity to specific wavelengths of light
PRK is an appropriate procedure for people with a thin cornea. Additionally, PRK is indicated for athletes participating in high-impact sports.
Consequences and risks:
This is the most intense kind of laser eye surgery, and the patient often has significant pain and discomfort for many days after the procedure. Additionally, since the epithelial layer has been separated, the patient’s vision recovery takes longer. It typically takes between one and two weeks for the patient to regain complete vision, with some individuals needing three to six months.
LASEK combines the benefits of LASIK and PRK with minimal risk of complications.
LASEK is preferable to LASIK for individuals with thin corneas because the LASEK tissue incision is thinner. As a result, LASEK is a better fit for people who suffer from dry eyes.
Consequences and Risks:
LASIK has a lengthier recovery period than LASIK because the epithelial layer must be reattached. Following LASIK, a 4- to 7-week recovery time is typical.
LASIK recovery time is often faster than PRK recovery time since the epithelial layer does not detach, and no need to wait for it to rebuild. On the other hand, preserving the epithelial layer raises the risk of subsequent minor flap problems.
Time Allocation in Iran: 3 days
Hospital stay – One day
Recovery and Return to Work Period After LASIK Eye Surgery At most three days
The cornea often begins to recover within three days, at which point you may resume normal activities and return to work. Naturally, you should exercise caution not to spend less time in front of the computer screen since it is damaging to the eyes and provides more rest.