At Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, LASIK safety is our number one priority. LASIK has been proven to be an incredibly successful and safe treatment for the common vision errors myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism for millions of patients throughout the years since its approval by the FDA. We strive to provide the highest standard of care without ever compromising the safety and health of our patients’ eyes during every part of their LASIK treatment process.
To ensure the safety of your eyes during the LASIK procedure, our Oklahoma City eye doctor will first perform a comprehensive eye examination, take down a complete medical history, and ask you questions about your family history. By treating each and every patient like the unique individual that they are, we are able to ensure a safer surgery. Through this thorough examination, it will be determined whether you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. Patients who experience dry eye, for example, may not qualify for LASIK surgery. Dry eye can become significantly worse after surgery, especially for patients who already suffer from more severe forms of the condition. If, for whatever reason, you do not meet the qualifications for LASIK surgery, there are effective and safe alternatives available.
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
While not all patients will qualify for LASIK, most will. For our patients in Oklahoma City, LASIK can provide freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses. If you are suffering from farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism, you may benefit from LASIK surgery. You may be a good candidate if:
- If you are over the age of 18
- Your eye prescription has not changed for a year or more
- You are not suffering from any infections of the eye or trauma to the eye
- Are in good health and have realistic expectations
- Are not pregnant or nursing at the time of the LASIK procedure
LASIK, like all surgical procedures, carries some degree of inherent risk. One way to lower your risk of complications is by choosing an experienced, skilled surgeon to perform your surgery. One of the biggest risks associated with LASIK surgery is complications with the corneal flap. One of the ways we can minimize your risk of flap complications is through bladeless LASIK. During bladeless LASIK, the IntraLase® laser creates the corneal flap rather than the microkeratome blade. The laser is guided by a detailed computer analysis of your eye. This is done to ensure that the corneal flap is neither too shallow nor too deep and that the edges of the flap are as smooth and straight as possible. For our LASIK patients, bladeless LASIK greatly reduces the risk of flap irregularities. Through thorough pre-operative screening, advancements in LASIK technology, and the skillful techniques of our LASIK surgeons, LASIK is now safer than ever before.
Contact Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma Today
If you are fed up with having to rely on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you may be an ideal candidate for LASIK. To learn more about how LASIK can benefit you and the safety of LASIK, please contact Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma today. Our friendly, skilled staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have.