Getting Lasik Eye Surgery? 3 Types Of Lasik Eye Surgery Available

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If you have decided to get Lasik eye surgery, you should learn everything you can about it before you have the surgery. This will help you feel much better because you will know what to expect. To help you, below is information about three types of Lasik eye surgery.

1. Traditional Lasik Eye Surgery

The most common type of Lasik eye surgery is the type where the eye doctor cuts a flap on the first layer of the cornea using a special blade. The blade is very thin and operated by a machine. This allows the surgeon to cut only the first layer and not the second layer. Once the cut is made, the doctor pulls back the flap. This will expose the cornea. The doctor uses a special laser to make changes to the cornea, such as changing the shape, to improve vision.

This procedure is not painful and works well for those people that have mild to moderate vision problems. You will notice a difference in your vision over the next couple of days, but your vision will continue to improve for a few weeks.

2. Photorefractive Keratectomy

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is another type of Lasik surgery. With this, the doctor does not cut a flap on the corner, however. Instead, the doctor uses a special solution that loosens and removes the thin layer on the cornea. After this, the procedure is exactly like the conventional way in that the doctor will use a laser to change the shape of the cornea.

You will feel some pain with the PRK procedure. The doctor will place a contact lens with a bandage over it in your eyes when the procedure is finished. The doctor will tell you how long you should wear the contact bandage.

Anyone can get this type of Lasik surgery, but it is especially helpful to those people that do close up work or if the type of job worked puts you at risk of being hit in the face in the eye area.

3. Intra Lasik

Intra Lasik does not use a blade to make the flap on the corner but instead uses a laser. With a laser, the doctor has much better control over how thick they cut the flap. Because of this, Intra Lasik option works well for people that have glaucoma or have a family history of glaucoma. There are some doctors who believe that using a metal blade raises the eye pressure in the patient. With a laser, this is not a problem.

Intra Lasik surgery is not painful, and you will notice better vision right after surgery, and then your vision will continue to improve over the next few weeks.

Talk to an eye surgery center like The Eye Center about this information and they can go over these procedures with you in much more detail. 


21 May 2018