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Lasik Surgery

Lasik Side Effects

Lasik is a surgery that is done to improve vision,as with other surgeries it is associated with some postoperative complications.some of which are discussed in this article;most of the major post operatives complications are usaully caused by irritants used during the procedure.some of these complications include a feeling of discomfort,mild pain,burning sensation,itchyness of the eye and a few others. These temporary Lasik side effects can be reduced by administering pain killers and eye drops after the procedure.

A few other lasik side effect would include blurring of vision,excessive tear gland lacrimation.You may be tempted to instinctively rub your eyes,and this should be prevented because rubbing your eyes could dislodge the flap that was fitted into the eyes during the procedure,making the procedure of no effect.

There is also the likelihood that you may experience photophobia(excessive sensitivity to light), glare, starbursts or haloes around lights,hypheama or bloodshot eyes. These Lasik side effects should subside within the first few days after the surgery.

Another possible Lasik side effects could be under-correction which is idiopathic.i.e.it implies that the doctor may not correct your vision to where he or she thinks it ought to be on the first attempt.If this happens,your doctor would have to keep you for more correction.

You may also experience an over-correction,by this it means you're nearsighted now, it's possible to over-correct your vision so you become farsighted. This is possible, but unlikely because your doctor will try to avoid over-correction by being conservative on the initial procedure. If over- correction occurs, it can usually be corrected using an appropriate procedure.

A few serious complications can occur which include Infections,this could be eliminated by administering antibiotics.

Finally, Lasik side effects could occur if you were to displace your flap and not let your doctor know right away. The doctor will minimize this possibility by having you wear eye patches when you take a nap or go to bed at night, during the first week after the procedure.

To avoid possible Lasik side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe pain, or if your vision or other symptoms get worse. See your doctor within the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery and at regular intervals after that for at least the first six months. At the first postoperative visit, your doctor will remove the eye shield, test your vision, and examine your eye.