Lasik eye surgery 'can have immediate benefits'

31 January 2012

People who feel like their sight is fading but want to avoid wearing contact lenses or glasses have been urged to apply for corrective eye surgery.

Dr Anthony Komaroff, a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School, has told a reader of that Lasik surgery is one of the most common and effective forms of laser eye treatment.

The strategy stands out as it bends light so that it focuses on an eye's retina, in a similar way to glasses and contact lenses.

While preparation for Lasik surgery is usually thorough, with doctors making precise measurements of the affected eye and detailing the shape and thickness of a cornea, the benefits are usually vast.

Dr Komaroff explained: "Many people who have Lasik surgery notice dramatic improvements in vision almost immediately. In others, improvement occurs gradually within three to six months."

Stephen Hannan, from Optical Express, was also keen to stress the benefits of Lasik eye surgery recently, by pointing out that many people experience improvements in their vision the very next day after an operation.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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