Best LASIK Eye Surgeons in Pennsylvania
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If you’re considering LASIK vision correction surgery, you naturally want a great surgeon. Our Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania team are the best LASIK eye surgeons in Pennsylvania. You’ll be in good hands. LASIK is a big decision, so we’ve provided some good information for you in this article.
Patients always want to hear about outcome statistics. How successful is LASIK? Are there complications? LASIK is one of the safest and most effective surgeries you can have. Nearly 100 published studies done over the last decade confirm that fact. Long-term studies following patients many years after LASIK show great vision stability over time. You’ll have great results.
One of the reasons your results will be stellar is because our surgeons prefer bladeless LASIK, also called the all-laser technique. Patients have fewer complications and faster healing times with all-laser LASIK versus older procedures that use a traditional surgical blade.
Data shows that most patients (98%) achieve 20/40 vision with LASIK. More than 90% will achieve 20/20 vision. With bladeless LASIK, our surgeons can correct high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism to greatly reduce a patient’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK is very safe with few side effects after surgery. Dry eye is by far the most frequent postoperative symptom reported by LASIK patients. In fact, about 20% to 40% of patients report dry eye symptoms like dryness, discomfort, itching and burning. Symptoms can last up to three months on average, and we will treat the condition with soothing eye drops to nourish and heal the eyes. If you have dry eye before LASIK, your symptoms may be more pronounced after the surgery.
Some patients have visual symptoms such as seeing halos around lights or having increased sensitivity to glare. Patients who experience these symptoms often tell us they are more bothersome at night. A very small percentage of patients have symptoms that create a lot of difficulty in daily life. This is a very manageable condition that usually goes away fairly quickly as the eyes heal.
The Aging Eye
Even after LASIK surgery, the vision will continue to change as you age. These changes happen independently of LASIK. In other words, the eye will change with age whether you’ve had LASIK or not. Refractive surgery does not correct presbyopia, a condition defined by the aging eye. Everyone over age 40 develops presbyopia. As you age, the eye lens becomes less flexible, creating vision changes for near vision. This explains why many over 40 individuals need reading glasses. People with myopia who have had LASIK to correct for distance vision generally need very little if any correction for near vision at first, but as they age, presbyopia sets in and the patient will likely need reading glasses.
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If you have been considering LASIK and looking for a surgeon, the best eye surgeons in Pennsylvania are at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Come to one of our convenient locations; give us a call to schedule an appointment with us today. LASIK is safe and successful, and our team will take great care of you and your eyes.
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