Lasik surgery is not the cure all for every eye sight issue. Not every issue that you have with your vision will be solved with the same surgery; just like every ailment with your body can’t be solved by undergoing the same surgical procedure. In the article below we will educate patients on the most common eye issues that laser eye surgery, LASIK, can possibly remedy.
The three most common problems that patients are bothered by that can be treated with LASIK include: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and blurred vision. When you meet with your ophthalmologist they will measure your vision. Vision is measured using units known as diopter. If you are nearsighted this final number is expressed as a negative number whereas farsightedness is represented with a positive number.
Myopia – Nearsightedness
Many patients that are plagued by nearsightedness can find their vision corrected with LASIK surgery. LASIK eye surgery provides successful results to most patients suffering from Myopia however, severe cases may be told that laser surgery is not right for them. A consultation will be done to see where your vision lays on the spectrum to determine if LASIK is an option for you.
Hyperopia – Farsightedness
Although LASIK surgery is available to patients with farsightedness the consultation is a bit more in depth than it is for nearsightedness. The evaluation of patients goes into greater depths as it is important to determine the degree at which the cornea is flattened. With a flat cornea the eye is shorter than normal and causes object that are in the distance to focus behind the retina.
Astigmatism – Blurred Vision
Patients with blurred vision in one or both of their eyes most likely have a condition known as astigmatism. This occurs because of an uneven steepening of the cornea. Often this ailment can be corrected through LASIK surgery.
As previously stated, the first step in determining if the problem you are experiencing with your eyesight makes you a candidate for LASIK is to schedule a consultation to meet with the surgeon. Even if laser surgery is not an optimal treatment of your condition it is important for you to understand that you have other options, both surgical and non-surgical.
The professionals at Rohr Eye & Laser Center focus your treatment plan around achieving the best possible results for the candidate. If LASIK isn’t going to give you the result you are looking to achieve we will explore both surgical and non-surgical solutions that provide you with the vision of your dreams.
Rohr Eye & Laser Center offers the most advanced technology available to suit your lifestyle and visual needs. As a leader in laser vision correction and cataract surgery, our goal is to help you achieve the best vision possible without glasses or contact lenses. More information can be found online at https://michiganlasik.com.