Lasik stands for Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, which 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 laser beam. Lasik is an alternative to glasses or contact lenses. In fact, the surgeon reshapes parts of the cornea by 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.


Before the 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.


Before the Lasik Eye Surgery

During the 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.

During the Lasik Eye Surgery

After the Surgery


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 longer time between 2 to 5 days to be recovered.  Lasik surgery causes some side effects which is normal to experience after surgery including double vision, halo, blurry vision and decrease in tear.

After the Lasik Eye Surgery

So, you shouldn’t get disappointed or even anxious about this matter. All these side effects will clear up within few weeks after surgery. You will be prescribed eye drops during healing process. It is recommended to have regular follow-up appointments within 6 months after your surgery. You must avoid of wearing makeup and swimming or using hut bath tubs for 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).

Lasik Surgery Cost in Iran


It is very important to know that the cost of Lasik eye surgery in Iran is very reasonable and affordable comparing to other countries. The below chart confirms our assertion.

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