C-Lasik Refractive Surgery

LASIK, or “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis,” is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

Like other types of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision.

In most cases, laser eye surgery is pain-free and completed within 15 minutes for both eyes. The results — improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses — can usually be seen in as little as 24 hours.

If you’re not a good LASIK candidate, a number of other vision correction surgeries are available, such as PRK and LASEK laser eye surgery and phakic IOL surgery. Your eye doctor will determine if one of these procedures is suitable for your condition and, if so, which technique is best.

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The LASIK Eye Surgery Process

At your first LASIK consultation in Orlando, we will examine your eyes to assess your visual needs, vision history and prescription to develop a personalized vision correction plan or procedure that best fits your situation. You will come to our office on the day of surgery because LASIK eye surgery is performed at the LaserVue office. In less than 15 minutes, Dr. Magruder will perform the procedure. You will experience a few hours of vision blurriness, before you see the results of surgery.

Your vision may be blurry or fuzzy as your eyes heal, but only for a short time. Usually with LASIK eye surgery, there is little recovery time and most people drive themselves to our office the following day. See a step-by-step guide of what to expect before, during and after your procedure.

The Risks of LASIK Eye Surgery

As one of the most commonly performed refractive procedures, significant LASIK eye surgery risks and complications are rare, although complications may arise. For example, some patients report dry eyes. This is typically treated with eye drops and is usually temporary. At LaserVue, we run tests prior to surgery to check for dry eyes to help reduce this condition. As with any surgery, there is a small risk of infection and a loss of vision is possible, although this is very rare. Rest assured, LaserVue uses the most advanced technology, and Dr. Magruder has performed more than 20,000 procedures. You can feel confident that you’re in great hands at LaserVue.

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