Here at Clearvision Singapore, we get asked hundreds of questions a day by patients and prospective laser vision correction candidates alike. And so we’ve put together the 5 questions we get asked the most (that easily make up 75% of all the questions asked).
1. Can I go blind from LASIK?
Most people have the misconception that the laser itself is what could cause the blindness (from watching horror movies etc.) But in reality, eye infection after the surgery is the real cause of any form of complications leading to visual impairment. That being said, it is very rare and if infection does occur, it is typically minor.
2. Is the laser bright? Can it hurt my eyes?
The lasers used for LASIK are in fact invisible ultraviolet lasers, and remove such a tiny amount of cells (a fraction of a micrometer) that it is impossible for it to cut or burn through skin – in fact, lasers like our ZEISS Visumax are cold and not hot. There will be no scary bright laser beams firing into your eyes!
3. Will LASIK affect my ability to have cataract surgery?
No, as laser vision correction surgery and cataract surgery take place at a different parts of the eye. Your eye surgeon will need to factor in the new cornea curvature when making the calculation and selection of the intra-ocular lens implant for the cataract surgery.
4. Is LASIK painful?
All laser vision correction procedures are done under eye drops anesthesia. In other words, only numbing drops are used. There is no injections given and rest assured that the procedure is painless.
5. Are the results of my LASIK surgery permanent?
Yes and no. Your treatment is permanent, but as with every part of your body, your eyes will continue to age and your vision will be affected as you get older. Laser vision correction cannot prevent cataracts and presbyopia, but most patients enjoy many years of focused vision without glasses and contacts.
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