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.
What to Expect During 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.
LASIK Patient Testimonials
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.
Who is a Candidate for LASIK?
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.
LASIK Eye Surgery FAQ
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.
Will I be in any pain during LASIK?
During the LASIK procedure, there is mild discomfort and no pain. Following the procedure, patients may experience some scratchiness, burning and tearing for 2 to 3 hours.
Will I be awake as the operation is being performed?
Yes. Dr. Ashraf asks patients to fixate on the red blinking light in the microscope during the procedure. Keep in mind the whole treatment happens rather quickly. With Dr. Ashraf’s experience and the speed of the Wavelight Allegretto laser, the entire LASIK procedure is completed in less than 10 minutes.
When can I wear eye makeup after surgery?
We recommend buying new mascara after surgery to avoid infection and to wait 1 to 2 weeks before using eye makeup.
Will eye drops be necessary after surgery?
In LASIK, these drops are only used for a week. These drops rarely cause any problems. However, the eyes should still be monitored on a monthly basis to fine-tune the drop dosage and check for any unwanted side effects, such as delayed or rapid healing and elevation in eye pressure (glaucoma). Antibiotic drops are also used for about a week with both procedures. Please see our post operative instructions.
When can I go back to work?
Most people can return to their normal activities the day after the LASIK procedure, and that includes driving and going to work.