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Do You Qualify For Lasik Eye Surgery?

By Dean Caporella

Lasik eye surgery is still relatively new and while thousands of people have enjoyed the benefits from this type of surgery, it still remains a mystery to many. Questions such as how do I qualify? Is it safe; and what techniques are employed are often asked.

This article will provide a brief overview of what lasik eye surgery technique is and what you need to do to qualify for it. It's not just a matter of presenting yourself to a surgeon and saying..."I want lasik!" While lasik is an extremely safe procedure, it is surgery nevertheless and your surgeon will need to determine several things about you and your eyes before accepting you as patient.

The Qualification Process

First of all, you will need to consult your doctor. Discuss with him/her your situation and the problems you are experiencing and an analysis will be made of your situation. Remember, not everyone will be suitable for lasik eye surgery. some of the reasons you may be rejected include:

- being under the age of 18.
- being pregnant
- eyes must be in a healthy condition

At a young age, peoples eyes are still in the evolving stage and any complications which may exist could improve over time. Young people are encouraged to give it a little extra time before considering lasik treatment.

With pregnancy, lasik is discouraged because of the refraction or bending of light due to hormonal changes. Surgery response may be a little skewed for pregnant woman and this also applies to women during the nursing stage.

If you have been having ongoing problems with your eyes and they are not in a healthy or stable condition then lasik may not be an option for you. Your doctor will determine this and be extremely forthright about it. Rejection in this instance is usually a precautionary measure.

Lasik Eye Surgery Techniques

Lasik eye surgery is a relatively safe and painless procedure. Lasik surgery techniques are such that the procedure is quick and is usually performed within 10-20 minutes. Local anaesthethic is used.

It involves a laser cut flap on the eye cornea and lifting it and is then followed by a laser re-shaping of the tissue underneath it. When completed the flap is then replaced. No stitching is required and the healing process begins. Protection is placed over the eye so the cornea isn't subject to outside damage.

The healing process is usually very quick, in fact, in some cases, people have been able to resume work duties the following day however, most patients are advised to take a few days off. Side effects aren't immediately noticeable although some mild irritation may be felt in the form of slight burning or itching. Depending on the level of discomfort, medication may be prescribed.

Lasik surgery techniques are amazingly effective and once you qualify, the decision will be yours on whether to have the surgery. The success rate is extremely high and the benefits certainly outweigh the negatives. Ultimately, it will be your decision on whether it is worth the slight risk involved.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Do you qualify for lasik eye surgery? Read this report on lasik eye surgery technique to find out. Plus, read latest eye surgery news and reviews at:

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