Many of our clients ask as to the quality of the results they should expect from having
Lasik Eye Surgery, and in truth, you should be consulting with your doctor, but
we will give you some information on this eye surgery, for free! As technology
improves, so does the quality of the procedure. This procedure has been
available for a long time, and may patients have a brand new life as a result
of this, and cannot imagine life prior to Lasik Eye Surgery. But,
notwithstanding this, any procedure should be viewed with caution, as it still
remains surgery. As with any surgery, complications exist, and should be
recognised and understood.
This is deemed to be a elective procedure by most medical aids, so medical aids will
not pay, hence the payment plans from First Health Finance. In addition, the
alternative is to wear glasses or contact lenses. Others have done this for
years, so can you! The eye specialists in South Africa will be the first to
tell you, do your homework, find out what’s available, and what the costs, what
the risks? Various doctors use different technology and techniques; make sure
you comfortable with the doctor, as these are your eyes he/she is operating on.
Basically, the procedure involves lifting a flap from your eye, and at that point your
cornea is reshaped, and then the flap is replaced. This in turn helps the
healing, and serves as a natural healing device. Keep in mind there are various
techniques, some doctors prefer a flap created by a blade, some a laser. After
collating the information, and making sure you are comfortable with the
surgeon, confirm the procedure date, and away you go!
As for the complications, these risks exist in any type procedure. A very small
minority of people react really badly, but most complications can get dealt
with easily. Again, the experience of your doctor will determine the extent of
fixing the complication. Statistics show that complications decrease as
experience increases. A person who has diabetes has a higher probability of a
complication, but again, this risk can be managed.
What should you expect in terms of improvement? What we do know is that results are
far better for those with a lesser myopia. Various studies have resulted in
various stats, none of which we would like to delve into here. Best you chat to
your local doc, Good Luck!