Changes after refractive surgery with Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, and Epi-Lasik will occur primarily in two different phases. During
the normal 1-6 month recovery period, vision may change dramatically.
After the eye has recovered from surgery, vision will change at
about the same rate it did before refractive surgery. For details
on vision fluctuations after the six month healing period visit
our article on refractive surgery permanence.
If before excimer laser assisted surgery the patient was myopic over about 6.00 diopters, or hyperopic in any amount, it is common for the cornea to regresses . Most regression occurs within the first three months of healing. Enhancement
surgery is commonly performed to resolve any residual or regression
related refractive error. Minor glare, arc, starburst, or halo problems
rapidly dissipate during the normal healing period. Striae In the Lasik or Bladeless Lasik flap tend to smooth out, reducing
or eliminating ghost images.
If a Lasik patient experiences
fluctuations in vision throughout the day, this can commonly be
attributed to temporary Lasik or Bladeless Lasik induced dry
eyes. Dry eyes is especially suspect if the vision is dramatically
different from morning to evening.
surgery procedures RLE and P-IOL are significantly more invasive than Lasik, All-Laser
Lasik, PRK, LASEK, or Epi-Lasik. Initial vision recovery is
much more slow, with very different needs and expectations.
Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?
If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional
or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization.
Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.
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