Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?
If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis), Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates is home to many ophthalmology professionals who will be able to educate you on the process and help you decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
About LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery is the most widely known version of laser refractive surgery. A person with normal vision will experience images being focused on the retina. However, nearsightedness and farsightedness cause images to focus in a slightly different location, which leads to less than perfect vision. Astigmatism is another condition that will cause blurry vision. LASIK involves reshaping the cornea to correct these refractive errors, allowing you to see without glasses or contact lenses.
However, LASIK isn't right for everyone. It is most appropriate for people who have only a moderate amount of refractive error and no other unusual vision issues. Several conditions can result in complications or bad outcomes during eye surgery. If you are severely nearsighted or have a high refractive error, have age-related changes in your eyes, or are someone that actively participates in contact sports, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK.
There are also medical conditions that are not directly related to the eyes that could increase risks that are associated with eye surgery. These include conditions that impair your immune system and immunosuppressive medications that you are taking to manage diabetes, depression, and some chronic pain conditions. You should also make sure that your vision is stable before you get this surgery.
Ophthalmology Professionals in Memphis
If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery the ophthalmology professionals at Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates are ready to assist you. We will evaluate your vision to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (901) 767-3937.