LASIK is a vision correction treatment that makes use of an excimer laser to reshape the cornea, permitting light to focus more plainly on the retina. This makes vision clearer, less fuzzy and also helps to stop nearsightedness as well as astigmatism. The LASIK eye surgical treatment is performed in our advanced clinic at Kaufman Eye Institute, and takes only around 15 minutes per eye. After LASIK surgical procedure, the eyes normally begin to heal within hours. People can normally see well sufficient to drive the day after surgical treatment and also most can go back to function and also many of their regular activities within a couple of days. Nonetheless, a small percent of clients may experience changing or slightly blurry vision after LASIK. The risks of LASIK consist of infection, damages to the cornea or the underlying cells and also issues with reshaping the flap. These risks are uncommon and also ought to not be a concern for many people. The very best way to identify if you are a prospect for LASIK is to schedule a detailed eye examination. We will use a special device to map your eyes, called a corneal topography, to determine the excellent therapy plan for you. Our cosmetic surgeons will examine your eyes, take dimensions, and also examine your vision. If you are an excellent prospect, we will certainly carry out the procedure. LASIK is secure for practically everybody, yet specific aspects need to exist to make sure the best feasible outcomes. Your prescription needs to be secure (not transforming) as well as your eyes should be healthy and balanced. You need to likewise go to the very least 18 years old as well as free of diabetic issues, rheumatoid joint inflammation, lupus, or various other inflammatory conditions. After LASIK, your eyes might really feel dry and also irritated, yet this is normally brief. If you observe any type of unusual signs such as blurred or hazy vision, light level of sensitivity or increased eye irritability, call your doctor. Your medical professional will offer you with drugs to maintain your eyes comfy as well as reduce dryness. You will certainly additionally require to restrict your call sports and also workout. You need to not use perfumes, perfumes or any type of various other scents on your face, and also prevent massaging your eyes or obtaining soap in them. The most usual signs of a poor LASIK surgical procedure are blurry or hazy vision, light or glow sensitivity, and also halos around lights. These signs and symptoms usually last a few weeks and also will certainly disappear, although they can proceed for a month or more. If your vision has not enhanced by a year after the treatment, you must see an optometrist. Sometimes, a really small number of individuals will certainly require an improvement or touch-up procedure to fix their vision also better. Throughout your follow-up visits, your eye doctor will certainly check to make certain the flap is still in place and that the vision has actually supported. You will certainly additionally be checked for indications of infection or other issues. For the most part, you will require to participate in regarding 6 follow-up sees. During these brows through, your doctor will certainly monitor your progress as well as answer any type of concerns you may have concerning your LASIK experience.