LASIK Eye Surgery

Friday, January 29, 2016

LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Dr. Edward Hill discusses LASIK eye surgery in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that corrects certain vision problems, reducing or eliminating the need for eyeglasses or corrective lenses.

LASIK eye surgery is the most common type of refractive surgery. The desired result of LASIK eye surgery is to bend light rays to focus more precisely on your retina rather than at some point beyond or short of your retina.

LASIK eye surgery may be an option for you if you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

Your eye doctor will likely recommend that you try glasses or contact lenses before you turn to LASIK eye surgery or another similar refractive procedure.

Refractive surgery often offers improved vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. In general, you have a very good chance of achieving 20/25 vision or better after refractive surgery.

More than eight out of 10 people whove undergone refractive surgery no longer need to use their glasses or contact lenses for the majority of their activities.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.