Laser eye surgery? It is risky my brother says.
I wear eyeglasses because when I was small I used to love
reading books, still do but as a result, as my mum says, my
eyesight is weak. My family members are lucky because they don't
need any aid for vision. I have been called many names for
wearing eyeglasses, including "4 eyes" and "scientist".
I have tried wearing contact lenses; they are one of the
greatest inventions of the 20th century but unfortunately they
didn't work out for me. This is because I have a habit of
washing my face and splashing my eyes, during washing 2 or 3
times a day with cold water. I lost quite a few contact lenses
as a result. I stopped splashing my eyes with cold water when my
mum threatened me that she would put cello tap on my eyes. Still
those were not a good choice for me because I suffer from hay
fever, and I constantly have to rub my eyes and put eye drops,
especially in summer when the pollen count is higher.
Some people are lucky, doesn't matter whichever eyeglasses they
wear they look cool and intelligent. I am not one of those lucky
ones I suppose and which my brother reminds me almost everyday.
When I first heard about laser eye surgery I thought that my
prayers have been answered. Finally a way for me to get rid of
my glasses and contact lenses, I thought. Is it?
While laser eye surgery could be the best solution for someone
like myself but this is not without certain risks. The word
surgery itself is quite scary, but the good news it, it takes
less then a minute for the laser procedure. The problem is you
have to be the right candidate for it. Which means if you decide
to have eye surgery and contact the laser eye clinic, the eye
professional will ask you or give you a list of questions to
answer. Based upon your answers and medical history, the eye
professional will decide the best option for you. In some cases
eye professional might show you the door, because it might be
better for you not to have the eye surgery.
The procedure actually involves removing a hair thin part of
your cornea for the best vision to be achieved. The good thing
is it can cure imperfections in the eyes, nearsightedness,
farsightedness or even astigmatism. It takes few days for
recovery but after that your eyes are cured and you won't need
any aid for vision. The risk is low with laser eye surgery
because the decision is not in your hand. You can decide to get
the eye surgery but if you are not the best candidate your
surgeon will refuse to carry out because of the risks involved.
Even if you are the best candidate the eye professional will
still inform you about the risks involved after the surgery.
Since computer is used for controlling laser to remove tissue,
you can be assured that the procedure or surgery will be almost
perfect. As with any other surgery, you must remember that no
surgeon in his right mind would give you any sort of guarantee.
Some people have complained about night vision problem and light
sensitivity after the surgery but the numbers are very small.
Some statistic shows problems of about 3 to 4 in 5000 so
realistically numbers are very small.
Other risks of laser eye surgery, which have been noted in some
people, include double vision, dry eye syndrome, I have
mentioned already about light sensitivity and night vision
problems. Some people would still need eyeglasses even after the
surgery. These are the risks your eye professional or surgeon
will inform you as well. You must remember to inform eye surgeon
your medical history, any eye diseases you might have, even if
you suffer from hay fever you must inform your eye surgeon.
So far the statistic shows that there is improvement in vision
but not all of them who have got it done achieved a perfect
vision. As the time progresses we would be able to find more
about it in few years time. One thing is for sure laser eye
surgery is here to stay, because the eye surgeons are much more
careful and the success rate is higher and is ever increasing
day by day. Another good news is the prices are also going down
day by day as the people are queuing up to get it done.
A word of warning, if you have family members like mine then it
would be best if you let them know about it after you have gone
through the eye surgery. My brother did a very through research
on the risks and negative side of laser eye surgery. Even he
discovered few eye surgeons who wear eyeglasses themselves. I
truly confess that it is impossible for me to win an argument
with my brother. But this time I am sure that I am on the
winning side. You can find more information on the following
website address and I hope this would be helpful to you.