Guide To Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery

Evaluation Before The Procedure

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Patients will need to have an eye evaluation before their LASIK surgery. This is when the doctor will review the patient's medical history, including past surgeries. They will also conduct a complete eye examination and ensure that the patient is ready for the surgery. In addition to evaluating the patient's vision, doctors will also look for eye inflammation, dry eyes, eye infections, high eye pressure, and large pupils. 

The doctor doing the evaluation will take time to measure the patient's cornea as well. Points of note include the shape of the cornea, as well as its thickness, contour, and if there are any other irregularities. They will also determine exactly what parts of the cornea need reshaping and how much tissue needs to be removed. Ultimately, the eye evaluation gives doctors detailed measurements and other key information about the patient's eye so that the surgery has a higher rate of success and accuracy. 

Learn about how the procedure itself works next.

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