Lasik Thailand

Be less restrictive with Lasik. Thailand offers visual stimulation!

Laser eye surgery eases the individual’s dependence on glasses and contacts by changing the shape of the cornea and thus improving the individual’s vision.  This surgery is commonly referred to as Lasik.  Thailand surgeons are well versed in the latest techniques used in performing laser eye surgery. 

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for Lasik is at least 18 years old.  By the time an individual reaches age 18, their eye sight is fully matured and no further development is likely.  The individual should have moderate vision limitations.  Individuals with more than moderate limitations may require additional surgeries.  The candidate’s eye should be healthy as unhealthy eyes could present complications during surgery and may present less than desirable results.

Candidates who are pregnant or who are nursing should wait until the pregnancy or nursing period is over.  Additionally, candidates who take certain medications, such as accutane or oral prednisone are not ideal candidates for Lasik.  Thailand surgeons will guide the individual on whether Lasik is right for them.  For example candidates who suffer from illnesses such as diabetes or cataracts may be rejected for Lasik.

The Procedure
Lasik is a very quick outpatient procedure that takes no more than 15 minutes per eye.  A local anesthesia is given via an eye drop which numbs the eye surface.  A microkeratome is used to cut a corneal flap off the eyeball.  A laser is then used to reshape the corneal tissue. After the cornea is reshaped, the flap is replaced.  No sutures are involved in Lasik.  Thailand surgeons may place a patch over the eye to prevent the patient from rubbing the eye and disturbing the flap before it heals.

Recovery Period
The patient can expect to experience burning, itching or that something is in the eye after Lasik.  Thailand surgeons will caution the patient not to rub the eye as rubbing will disturb or dislodge the patch.  The surgeon will most likely provide pain medication to deal with the discomforts.  Follow up visits will be scheduled between the second and fourth day after the surgery.  While blurriness is common the day of the surgery, severe pain is not.  If severe pain occurs, the patient should call the surgeon immediately.

After Lasik, Thailand surgeons give their patients very strict post-surgery directions.  These directions will include precautions to avoid whirlpools, hot tubs, swimming, all contact sports, crèmes, lotions, and eye-up for up to 28 days after the surgery.  The patient will also be cautioned to refrain from driving until all blurriness has cleared.

Risk
  • Infections, scarring or other permanent issues on the cornea (some of these issues may make it impossible for the individual to wear contact lenses)
  • Difficulty see at a distance in high altitudes
  • Contrast sensitivity may be reduced making appear fuzzy or gray
  • Dry eyes, glare or haloes
  • May become sensitive to light
  • May have difficulty driving at night
  • Patches of red or pink in the white of the eye
  • Reduced vision or permanent vision loss
  • Eyes may feel scratchy
  • Glasses may still be required for the best vision

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