Good Post-Op Lasik Care

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					Good Post-Op Lasik Care

One of the most marvelous advancements using modern technology is the
Lasik vision correction procedure, where in the space of fifteen minutes
many people can reduce or eliminate their reliance on glasses or contact
lenses. There is very little preparation for the surgery on the Lasik
patient's side, and the Lasik procedure itself takes less than twenty

With current technology and an excellent Lasik physician, there is a very
high success rate for nearly all Lasik surgeries. Though not all
patients get or keep exactly 20/20 vision, there is a vast improvement in
the Lasik client's vision and dependence on corrective eyewear. The two
most important factors under the patient's control is the choice of the
physician and good post-operative care.

After visiting a few physicians or clinics that perform Lasik procedures,
the client should have a very good idea of how they will be treated as a
patient of that doctor. It is important to find a Lasik physician whose
staff is responsive to questions and worries, and who are willing to see
a post-operative Lasik client who is having a problem with their care.

This is one of the more common complaints of those folks that undergo a
Lasik procedure: insufficient information about post-operative Lasik side
effects, or a staff that simply says "Lots of people experience that, no
problem," when the patient actually should be seen by a member of the
staff. A visit where the prospective Lasik patient talks with both the
physician and one or two members of the staff will get an idea of how
well a patient is welcomed once the Lasik procedure is completed.

During this initial investigative visit, the client should ask the Lasik
staff for a list of common, temporary side effects that can be
experienced after a Lasik procedure. The staff member should describe
any cases where the patient should make a point of contacting the Lasik
center, rather than just enduring the side effect. Cases of pain,
intense itching, or seriously blurred vision may indicate an infection or
other serious problem, and should be seen promptly. It is truly very
rare that any of these complications exist after a Lasik procedure, but
make sure that the center is willing to see the patient if they think
something is more than mildly wrong.

One of the more common side effects after a Lasik operation is some form
of dry eye, which often occurs during the nighttime while asleep. Not
only is this uncomfortable, but if the eyelid sticks even slightly to the
eye itself, it may dislodge the surgical flap done in the Lasik
procedure, and delay healing of the eye. If this occurs, the Lasik
center has several different viscosities, or thicknesses, of eye drops to
alleviate this problem. The staff should be promptly notified so this
problem can be addressed immediately.

A good, responsive staff surrounding an excellent Lasik physician is the
most important component in how to select a doctor. Interviewing the
physician and staff about all aspects of the Lasik procedure, both the
procedure itself and post-operative care, is the best way to make an
excellent choice.

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