Lasik questions and answers
Lasik questions and answers
Here are some the most frequently asked questions by patients on Lasik. Find Dr Khalil's answers below.
the minimum age for regular laser treatment is when the power of the eye (glasses prescription) stabilizes, and that usually is between 18 and 21 years. Dr Khalil recommendation is to wait till the age of 20 with most cases. There is no maximum age, provided that there is no other abnormality in the eye. Dr Khalil has treated patients between 18 and 66 years
A minimum of 3 days is required to hav the full consultation with Dr Khalil in one day, the operation, if decided on the following day, and an important first follow up visit a day later. You will be encouraged to come for another follow up visit within a week or so if available, and you will always be welcome to drop later for an eyes check
Overall, 80% of patients will have perfect (6/6) vision without glasses, and 98% of the patients will see well enough without glasses to pass the driver’s license eye test (6/12). The results are better than this for patients with low amounts of nearsightedness. Unsatisfactory results often can be improved by retreatment when indicated.
Although no one knows the exact number of complications, studies suggest that the incidence of minor difficulties such as dry eyes and nighttime glare is around 3% to 5% from combined LASIK and PRK procedures.
These minor complications include:
Halos – Some patients will notice glare halos or starburst around objects in low-light conditions. For the vast majority, these symptoms are temporary. However, others will continue to experience them for several months or longer. During pre-operative evaluation, the refractive surgeon can determine whether or not a person is at high risk for seeing long-term halos.
Dry eyes – There is increased dryness of the eyes typically for several months following LASIK, though some patients may experience dryness for a longer period of time. It is important to use lubricating drops frequently. If the eyes remain dry for prolonged period, there are other drops or techniques that can help. Pre-operative evaluation will help determine whether or not a person is a likely candidate for experiencing dry eyes.
Anesthetic eye drops are used. No needles or intravenous drugs are used. You will feel no pain during the surgery. You will feel pressure on and around the eye, but you will never, at any time, experience any pain.. With modern techniques, there is very rarely more than a mild discomfort for 12 hours.
The success rates are astoundingly high. Patients are encouraged to have a detailed consultation with Dr Khalil prior to the day of surgery.
For the best results of LASIK, at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic you will be well tested to ensure suitability
Dr Khalil Eye Clinic Specialties
A wide range of eye care procedures is offered at the best standards at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo