In this article I’m going to run through some of the basics relating to eye correction. Most people are completely unaware of what goes into making up a successful corrective eye surgery, but it’s not all that complicated. In a nutshell, there are two main components that are involved in correcting nearsightedness or farsightedness: the insertion of corneal implants and the treatment of the eye itself. Once the eye correction has been carried out, any residual irregularities can be corrected using glasses or contact lenses.
So what is involved when it comes to carrying out eye correction? For starters, the doctor will want to work out exactly where the eye’s problems lie. This is done with an examination of the eye, and a diagnosis will then be produced. Based on the diagnosis, the surgeon will then decide what operation is going to be best for correcting the eye conditions. There are basically two methods used: the excimer laser and the monocular laser.
One of the main problems with performing eye correction via surgery is that a large amount of the patient’s vision is going to be lost during the operation. In addition to this, the eye will need to be cut open, which can cause post-operative pain and discomfort. Another problem is that there is a high risk of complications occurring in the long term. These complications include infection, nerve damage and loss of vision. All of these risks are associated with cosmetic surgery, and whilst they may in the short term cause your eye to be slightly blurry, they are not worth the long term risk.
So, what is an alternative to surgery? The eye correction procedure, which is often recommended is called lasik eye surgery. This procedure is relatively safe and allows for a high level of vision correction. Because it is a surgical procedure, there is also a high level of accuracy. Overall, you should expect to see the results from the procedure within a couple of days to a week. Typically, a few weeks after the procedure, you will be able to use glasses or contacts again.
If you choose to have laser surgery to correct your eyesight, you are going to have to live with the risks and complications associated with this. Firstly, you need to have a lot of patience. It is possible that you could end up with a corneal surface that is very red and sensitive, and this is something that you will need to cope with. Secondly, it can take several treatments before you get the desired result. Finally, some people find that they experience a loss in their vision as soon as they have completed their recovery from surgery.
As you can see, there are some alternatives to traditional eye correction. Don’t rush into any treatment without thoroughly researching the procedure, and ask your doctor plenty of questions so that you fully understand what you are getting involved with. Remember that you will not regain normal vision overnight. Your eyes will be sensitive for at least a period of time, and you will need to be patient. Once you see the results from your eye correction, you will feel much better about the whole procedure.