LASIK eye surgery is a form of
corrective eye surgery that uses highly precise lasers to reshape the cornea. The surgery can
reduce or eliminate your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The LASIK
procedure is safe, effective, and has minimal side effects. Keep reading
to find out if LASIK eye surgery may be right for you.
Who can benefit from LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is most beneficial for those who suffer from a moderate
degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If your vision
has been stable for a number of years, you likely are a good candidate
for corrective eye surgery. For those whose vision gets progressively
worse each year, LASIK is not a viable option.
What is the success rate of the procedure?
The vast majority of patients who undergo LASIK eye surgery achieve vision
of 20/20 or better. The surgery is permanent, but if the desired results
are not reached, the patient can undergo additional corrective eye surgeries.
If LASIK does not result in perfect vision, the patient will still need
to wear corrective lenses after the procedure.
What is the recovery time?
The eyes typically heal very quickly after LASIK surgery. Your vision may
be blurry or hazy for the first 24 hours after the procedure, but by two
or three days later, you will notice a remarkable improvement in your
eye doctor will prescribe medicated eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation
of the eye, and to keep your eyes from becoming too dry. You will need
to visit your eye doctor for regular visits for at least six months following
If you’re looking for an eye doctor who specializes in
LASIK eye surgery in New York, come see us at the office of Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Dr. Hornfeld is an experienced
and skilled ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, glaucoma
surgery, and LASIK eye surgery. For more information about our services,
or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (212) 580-0881.