What is laser surgery?
The invention of laser beam has revolutionized many aspects of medical science. Laser surgery for the eye is a way of correcting deficiencies in vision. In this procedure, laser beams of varying intensities are used in order to correct abnormalities in the eye due to which problems such as blurred vision, short sightedness, long sightedness and astigmatism are caused. One of the best uses of laser eye surgery is found in cataract removal. Cataract can be easily and quickly removed using a laser beam without the need for long drawn procedures of the past. Correction of the eye problem is done by removing a small tissue in the eye by burning it off using a laser beam. A laser beam is then used to correct the shape of the cornea. A corrected cornea is perfect in its shape and hence, full vision is restored. This has grown into being one of the most popular kinds of treatment procedure. Its biggest advantages are that it can be done very quickly and that it is non invasive. In fact, sight correction using laser takes just around 15 minutes and you do not require hospitalization.
How safe is the procedure?
The millions of people who have undergone treatments for the eye with laser eye surgery have found no undesirable side effects. The satisfaction level among patients is very high. A large part of risk associated with most of the surgical procedures is eliminated because laser eye surgery is non invasive. The only little side effect that you might feel is slight irritation in the eye following the surgery. However, it is a temporary problem and is resolved within a day or two. If you find the irritation level unbearable, you can consult your doctor. Laser eye surgery restores your vision completely and in a safe manner. It is a one stop solution for a lot of eye problems.