The first step
is to determine whether you are a good candidate for Excimer
Laser Correction through a comprehensive assessment by a Farmington Laser Eye
The examination will also ensure that your eyes are healthy enough
to undergo the procedure. There is no fee for this consultation.
All aspects of the procedure will be carefully explained. You
will receive an extensive eye examination to measure the degree
of your refractive error. The laser's computer will be programmed
to your eye's individual parameters; over 6,000 points on your
eye will be measured as part of a corneal mapping. Most importantly,
you will be encouraged to ask questions and voice concerns. You
can trust that you will he offered candid and detailed information.
And you can rest assured that you will be given a professional
and realistic opinion of the results you can expect.
To be considered for Excimer Laser Correction, you must meet
each of the following conditions:
least 18 years of age;
stable vision for at least one year prior to the procedure;
pregnant or nursing;
of complicating diseases.
for your procedure
Once you have booked your appointment, you will receive a pre-procedure
We encourage you to carefully read your pre-procedure package.
It contains all the information you will need to prepare for
your appointment such as, what kind of activities to refrain
from, or how long to leave your contacts out prior to your appointment.
of your treatment
When you arrive at the appointed time before your treatment,
you will receive anesthetic eye drops to ensure you do not have
Once you are comfortable in a reclining chair lowered to a horizontal
position, your eye surgeon will ask you to look at a specific
target. This ensures that your eye will not move during the procedure.
A simple lid speculum is used to prevent blinking. A flap is
created with a microkeratome. The actual shaping of your cornea
is done with a computer-guided laser which vaporizes microscopic
layers of tissue. This part of the treatment usually lasts less
than one minute. The flap is repositioned and you will leave
the surgical suite.
After the LASIK
your physician will examine you again before you are sent home.
The flap will heal in about six hours. The PRK procedure is somewhat different and will
be described to you in detail by your physician.
We know that although this procedure is safe, it may cause you
some anxiety. If you wish, a friend or family member can stay
in the observation room during the entire procedure.
You can go home about one hour after the procedure. You will
be given a post-procedure kit which includes eye drops, medication
to keep you more comfortable and any additional information you
will need. After LASIK, you may have some discomfort
for a few hours. On the day following your procedure you will
have recovered approximately 80% of your best corrected visual
acuity. Most patients are able to drive the next day.
The healing process for PRK
surgery is considerably different, usually with little or no
discomfort and rapid stabilization of vision. If you are a candidate
for PRK this will be explained
to you in greater detail by your physician.
We find that most patients can resume a normal schedule within
days. We recommend that you rest and relax during this recuperative
period. You will be seen by a physician to monitor your eye's
healing during regular follow-up visits.
of eye surgery is now used quite frequently. Contact our office
for the details at (877) 40-LASER or (248) 851-7450, or click the button
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