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Lasik stands for Laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses, which is commonly referred to as laser eye surgery is a well-known type of surgery to correct vision problems including near-sightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism by a laser beam. Lasik is an alternative to glasses or contact lenses. In fact, the surgeon reshapes parts of the cornea with a special type of cutting laser to improve vision.

Lasik is very popular in Iran and a convenient operation. So, there is no need to worry about this surgery. through free consultation fixed by KIATREAT, your eye doctor will talk with you about whether LASIK surgery or another similar refractive procedure is an option that will work for you.

There are some treatments such as glasses, prisms, patching, botulinum toxin injection, or a combination of mentioned treatments prior to surgery.

It is recommended that stop wearing contact lenses for several weeks before the surgery, as the contact lens can reshape your cornea. Also, you should not wear any eye makeup, cream or lotions on the day of surgery and even the day before that.  As a normal procedure, doctor instruct you to clean your eyelashes during the days leading up to the surgery in order to minimize the risk of infection.

It is recommended to have early surgery for some children to improve the chance of restoring normal binocular vision.

Your surgeon will measure the degree of strabismus to achieve the alignment of the eyes and determine which muscles need to be moved before the surgery.

It is highly recommended to stop taking blood thinners and aspirin-containing thinner products in order to reduce bleeding during surgery.

It is an outpatient surgery usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes for each eye. First, you will be given medicine to be relax. Then the surgeon will use a special instrument holding your eyelids open. Your cooperation will be helpful for having a good surgery. So, you will be asked to focus on a point of light to keep your eyes fixed while the surgeon is changing the shape of your cornea. You may smell an odor similar burning hair during surgery procedure which it is normal.  It is worthy to know that the result of the surgery is permanent.

It is an outpatient surgery usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes for each eye.

Yes, the result of the surgery is permanent.

The recovery period for Lasik is immediate and lasts 6 to 12 hours after the surgery but it varies by patient depending on some factors.

All the side effects are temporary. Generally, most patients can see clearly after 24 hours but it takes a long time between 2 to 5 days to be recovered.  Lasik surgery causes some side effects which are normal to experience after surgery including double vision, halo, blurry vision, and decrease in tear.

So, you shouldn’t get disappointed or even anxious about this matter. All these side effects will clear up within a few weeks after surgery. You will be prescribed eye drops during the healing process.

It is recommended to have regular follow-up appointments within 6 months after your surgery. You must avoid wearing makeup and swimming or using hut bathtubs for a few weeks after surgery.

Apart from Lasik, there are some other refractive surgeries for treating different levels of vision problems such as near-sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism which are Laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK), Radial keratotomy (RK), Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), Astigmatic keratotomy (AK), Automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK), Conductive keratoplasty (CK) and Intracorneal rings (Intacs).

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