The topic of laser vision correction is actively discussed at numerous forums and blogs. And among adequate and truthful information, various kinds of conjectures and judgments often slip through, which really scare the inexperienced reader who is looking for the truth. What you don’t know from the messages of “friendly” visitors to the network: this is harmful, it hurts, and laser correction cannot be done to nulliparous women, and then their vision falls again, and it is not known what will happen to the eyes 20 years after the correction.
Where does this come from? Who invents these horror stories and misleads readers? It is difficult to answer these questions, but in order to establish the truth, it makes sense to turn to the history of laser correction and the experience of ophthalmic surgeons of eye surgery hospitals, who have tens of thousands of operations.
The first vision correction, according to the LASIK method - the most popular way to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism today - was carried out in 1989. Those, at the moment, statistics have been accumulated for more than 20 years, and it only convinces us that laser correction does not carry any danger. In addition, every year, the equipment and the technique itself are being improved. Every year, the risk of complications is less and less.
Over more than 20 years, more than 70 million people in the world have undergone laser vision correction! They learned from their own experience that vision correction is a convenience in life and excellent vision without optical crutches. As for the assertion that eyesight then falls again, it is not justified. The probability of regression (i.e., the return of part of the diopter) may affect 1 out of 100 patients with high degrees of ametropia. But in this case, most patients can be re-corrected and obtained an excellent result, which will not change.
Long-term observations of patients show that the excimer laser does not cause any disturbances in the eye since the effect occurs on only one of the refractive media, the cornea, and the depth of exposure is strictly limited.
Of course, like any, even the safest medical procedure, laser correction has contraindications; therefore, it can be performed only after a full diagnostic examination by a qualified eye treatment hospital in Delhi. Any surprises are excluded: immediately after the diagnosis, the doctor can explain in detail to you what results should be expected after laser correction. The laser correction procedure itself is carried out according to an individual program (IQ-LASIK, IQ-LASIK Oxygen techniques).
The whole operation lasts 5-7 minutes, while the direct laser exposure to the eye does not exceed forty seconds. Thanks to drip anesthesia, which patients of any age can tolerate perfectly and without consequences, not only pain but also discomfort are excluded. With all this, the recovery period is minimal, just like the risk of complications.
Normal vision returns to the patient 3-4 hours after surgery, and after two days, a person can begin to work and normal life. Limit yourself to time (no more than a month) will have only in heavy physical exertion, visiting the sauna and pool.