LASIK Eye Surgery Linfield, PA
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LASIK in Linfield PA? Is this a question you have been asking yourself? LASIK eye surgery is available near Linfield PA at the Pottstown location of Eye Consultants or Pennsylvania.
Is LASIK right for me?
Most of our patients arrive at the initial no-cost LASIK consultation wondering whether they are a candidate for the surgery. Most people over age 18 are indeed candidates. You must have good general overall health and good eye health. It is very important that you have a stable unchanging eye prescription for at least a year before the surgery. We do not advise LASIK for pregnant women or nursing mothers, or for women who plan to become pregnant within six months after having LASIK. In all of these cases, hormonal fluctuations occur and can affect the stability of your vision. Once your hormones have restabilized, we will do the LASIK procedure.
Certain health conditions may indicate you are not a good LASIK candidate, including diabetes. Many diabetes patients have diabetic retinopathy, damage to the blood vessels that supply the optic nerve with nutrients and oxygen. If you already have diabetic retinopathy, you are unlikely to be a good LASIK candidate. However, if you do not have retinopathy and have a well-managed diabetes condition, you are likely a good candidate for the procedure. Likewise, having certain autoimmune diseases may mean that you are not the ideal LASIK candidate.
Eye diseases and LASIK
People with eye diseases like glaucoma or conditions like severe cataracts are not good candidates for LASIK. Both of these conditions are hard to control. Other conditions like lazy eye (amblyopia) or strabismus (muscle imbalance) might also disqualify you as a candidate. We certainly will not be able to perform LASIK if you have an eye infection.
Certain medications you might be taking may slow or prevent the eye from healing, so you may not be a good candidate if you take certain prescriptions. Our experienced team will perform a comprehensive vision exam to make the best determination regarding whether you are a candidate for the procedure. If you decide to have the procedure, it is a fast, safe and effective outpatient procedure done right in our Pottstown office. Someone will bring you to the surgical appointment and drive you home after the surgery.
What is the surgery like?
We ask that you rest your eyes for the remainder of the day. Some patients experience mild post-surgical issues such as eye irritation. We will send you home with eye drop medications to help with inflammation and to prevent infection.
Some patients experience a bit of eye irritation after the surgery. Rest is the best remedy as is using the eye drops as prescribed by your doctor. Symptoms usually alleviate within 48 hours. Some patients also experience dry eye or sensitivity to light, both of which diminish as the eyes heal. If the dry eye becomes problematic, we can prescribe some additional eye drops to help, and we always advise wearing sunglasses when you are in bright sunlight.
After surgery, we will schedule follow-up appointments to check your progress. Linfield PA, LASIK eye surgery is available in our Pottstown Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania office. We are trusted eye professionals who have been serving the Pennsylvania area for many years. We have many satisfied patients and we want you to be one of them. Give us a call today.
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