LASIK in Dubai
LASIK surgery is a quick and painless procedure that can greatly improve your vision so you will no longer rely on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
Key facts about LASIK:
· You remain awake during the procedure.
· Your eyes will be numbed with drops and, aside from a little pressure, you most likely won’t feel a thing during the procedure.
· Typically both eyes are treated during the same visit.
· Laser eye surgery is a walk-in/walk-out procedure, generally taking less than 10 minutes.
What is refractive surgery?
“Refractive surgery” is a catchall term that includes several different kinds of surgeries to correct vision, including LASIK. Typically refractive surgeries correct mild vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism; however, they may also be used to treat more severe vision problems or repair cataracts.
What is PRK surgery?
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) was the first type of laser eye surgery available before LASIK. While LASIK has become the more popular procedure, PRK is still available to patients today. It is a beneficial option for people who have thin corneas and may not be a suitable candidate for LASIK.
How does LASIK work?
LASIK is a quick, step-by-step procedure using surgical tools and lasers to reshape the cornea, which changes how light hits the retina (the inside lining of the eye) and allows the eye to better focus on objects. The procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes per eye.
Will LASIK work for me?
There are many factors that determine whether someone is a good candidate for laser eye surgery, including age, the severity of lens prescription, eye health, overall health and medical history, and corneal thickness. While LASIK results are long-lasting, vision may continue to change with age.
What is the alternative to LASIK?
If for some reason laser eye surgery is not an option, patients may choose to continue wearing corrective lenses (contacts or glasses), or undergo other refractive surgeries or lens implantation to help with severe vision impairments.
What is IntraLASIK?
IntraLASIK (also called IntraLase) is an advanced type of LASIK that is completely blade-free. An advanced femtosecond laser is used to create a thin, hinged flap in the cornea – instead of a microkeratome blade (the tool used in the traditional LASIK and PRK procedures). Because the majority of LASIK complications are associated with the microkeratome blade, IntraLASIK is often considered a safer method.
What is the best LASIK technology?
At Atlanta Vision Clinic we strive to maintain the newest technology for LASIK procedures. In our office we employ both the IntraLase and Bausch & Lomb Technolas Zyoptix HD systems, allowing us to create a more personalized experience for our patients.