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October 16, 2013
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Important Things to Know when Looking for a Lasik Eye Surgeon

Lasik Eye Surgery has come a long way. According to medicinenet.com, the first surgery 1989, nearly 30 million procedures have been performed worldwide. It has grown to become one of the most popular, fast, and pain free procedures available.

At the East West Eye Institute in Los Angeles, we realize you have many options for a Lasik procedure. Even with a 95.4% satisfation rate for Lasik procedures taken from a 3000 patient sample size, many fears exist when considering surgery. For that reason, East West Eye has outlined several important things to know before undergoing LASIK surgery.

One of the most important things is finding the right surgeon. This is often the difference between a successful surgery and one with suboptimal results. How do you know who the right surgeon is? Here are a few questions to ask when finding the right surgeon for you.

1. How many LASIK eye surgery procedures have you performed?

2. Do you prefer performing other types of laser vision correction or LASIK and why?

3. How long have you been performing Lasik Eye Surgery?

4. What’s your success rate with LASIK eye surgery?

Here are some quick facts to know about procedure. The most ideal candidate for Lasik is well educated about the facts.

-Your eyes are anesthetized with numbing drops at the beginning of the procedure.

-Most surgeons operate on both eyes at the same sitting and most people prefer to have both eyes corrected on the same day.

-Pressure can be felt, but there is very little pain or discomfort.

-The procedure is fast. Most last from 10 to 20 minutes. On the day of the procedure, patients can expect to be at the laser center for about 2 hours.

-The laser is guided by a computer, therefore it is very precise with high accuracy.

-There are no stitches or bandages required after Lasik. For the first 24 hours, your eyes may feel scratchy.

-According to WebMD, around 90% of patients will have their desired vision after Lasik, and an enhancement can further increase this number.

Be sure to do your research and know ahead of time what limitations may exist with your eyes in order to avoid unrealistic expectations. If you’d like more information or to consult a surgeon at East West Eye, please check www.eastwesteye.com or call 877-871-1684 and we’d be more than happy to assist you.

 

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