Can you have LASIK laser eye surgery for short-sightedness?

Laser eye surgery is one of the most commonly used treatments for short-sightedness, or myopia. Initially, the patient will undergo a careful preoperative assessment to check their suitability for laser eye surgery.

Can you have LASIK laser eye surgery for short sightedness? For the treatment of short-sightedness, LASIK laser eye surgery is an appropriate procedure and the most common treatment. This, of course, varies depending on the patients’ suitability.

The procedure usually involves topical anaesthesia; there’s no need for anything stronger than that. We use a laser to take off a fragile layer of the cornea and lift a flap. A second laser is then used to reshape the cornea and treat any short-sightedness or astigmatism, allowing the light to be focused precisely on the retina; the flap is then put back and heals naturally without the need for stitches. The patient has to use a few drops at home but usually notices a real visual improvement even that afternoon.

By |2017-09-28T12:16:24+00:00December 12th, 2017|Laser Eye Surgery|Comments Off on Can you have LASIK laser eye surgery for short-sightedness?

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I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 15 years of experience. I have comprehensive training in the management of various eye diseases. My particular specialist interests include cataract, strabismus and laser eye surgery. My belief is that the patient must be confident in their Eye Doctor and comfortable with the care they are receiving.