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Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK surgery is an option for some patients that are seeking an alternative to glasses and contact lenses. If you are interested in having LASIK surgery, contact our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our doctors. Our doctors can determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and will give you straight answers about the risks involved with this procedure.
The LASIK Procedure
LASIK surgery typically takes only five to ten minutes to perform. Patients are first given anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye. A flap is made in the cornea with blade called a microkeratome. Next, a beam of light from an excimer laser reshapes the cornea. In the last step, the corneal flap is replaced. The corneal flap serves as a bandage after the surgery and allows the eye to heal quickly and with no pain.
After Your Surgery
Within hours of their surgery most patients are enjoying 20/20 vision. Patients can return to work the very next day, if they wish. Most patients typically take a long weekend off for the procedure. LASIK patients are seen by Dr.s Milburn & Milburn the first days after surgery. Patients must take antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops for at least one week after their surgery. Patient must also wear protective patches at night for one week so that the eyes are not rubbed or bumped during sleep.
Outcomes & Results
Surgical outcomes can vary according to many different factors. The degree of correction required, the skill of the surgeon, and the type of laser used can all greatly impact the final outcome of LASIK surgery. Visit our statistical outcomes page for some common results. Every patient’s prescription is different, so schedule a free consultation to learn about your chances for success.
LASIK is a safe procedure that has helped millions of people to see better. However, every surgical procedure has risks. A small percentage of LASIK patients do experience complications following surgery. Possible complications include infections, halos around lights, shadows around objects, severe dry eye, blurred vision and loss of vision. Your doctor will explain these risks to you before surgery. Patients should be understand and be comfortable with these risks before surgery. Remember, LASIK is an elective procedure. If you are concerned about LASIK risks, ask about other options for vision correction.
Choosing Your Surgeon
Choosing a LASIK Surgeon can be a tough decision. How can you know if you picked the right doctor? This is where our doctors can help. Drs Tim and Anna Milburn are independent optometrists. That means we have no exclusive commitments to any local surgeons. We are free to work with any surgeon in Northeast Ohio and our doctors recommend surgeons based on one criteria: results. We can tell you which local surgeons have completed the most procedures and which surgeons are getting the best results.
The day of your procedure you will travel to the surgeon’s clinic and then follow up in our Medina office the very next day. If any problems should develop after your procedure, our state-of-the-art digital photo system allows our doctors to email photos of your eyes back to your surgeon. Digital photography is a convenient way for your surgeon to monitor any potential problems. In our office you can take advantage of high-tech care that’s affordable and close to home. Best of all, there are no extra fees when you have your procedure co-managed by Drs. Milburn & Milburn. Your surgical fees include one year of follow-up care in our Medina office.