Surgery Procedures at TLC San Antonio
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- LASIK Surgery
- What To Expect After Your Lasik Procedure
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- Eye Surgeries
Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, is a type of eye surgery that uses lasers to reshape the front surface of your eye — the cornea — to permanently correct your vision and significantly reduce or eliminate your need to wear glasses or contact lenses. TLC San Antonio is one of the leading providers of LASIK surgery, thanks to the expertise of our experienced team led by LASIK expert Dr. Oday Alsheikh.
Eye conditions treated with LASIK surgery in San Antonio
What is LASIK surgery used for? There are 3 main conditions that LASIK eye surgery can effectively treat:
- Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, where you can see objects that are nearer to you better than objects that are further away
- Hyperopia, or farsightedness, where you can see objects that are further away from you better than objects that are nearer to you
- Astigmatism, where objects appear distorted, fuzzy, or blurry at any distance
How does LASIK surgery work?
First, numbing eye drops will be applied to your eyes so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort, and you will be offered anti-anxiety medication. Next, your eye surgeon utilizes a laser to create a flap on your cornea and carefully lifts it to access the inner layers. Your vision will become momentarily blurry at this point. The next stage involves your eye surgeon carefully using invisible pulses of cool laser light, which are controlled by a computer, to reshape the inner layers of your cornea. The laser light is carefully targeted with the help of an eye-tracking device that ensures pinpoint precision.
Once your eye surgeon has finished reshaping your cornea, they will close the flap, making sure it lines up with its original position. An eye shield is then placed over your eye to protect it while it heals while also preventing you from rubbing it.
You may experience some discomfort immediately after your surgery; however, this usually only lasts for the first few hours after surgery and we recommend that you take a nap during this time to give your eyes a rest. Over the counter pain medications (ibuprofen or acetaminophen) will help to relieve irritation.
Types of LASIK
There are 3 main types of LASIK:
- Bladeless LASIK, also known as all-laser LASIK, which uses lasers to create the flap in your cornea instead of a specialized surgical blade called a microkeratome
- Custom LASIK, which uses wavefront technology to provide your surgeon with additional information about the way light travels through your eyes — this results in more precise guidance on how your cornea should be reshaped to correct your vision
- Topography-guided LASIK, which is the very latest innovation in LASIK and uses advanced technology to get more detailed information on the structure of your cornea, which helps your eye surgeon further customize your LASIK treatment.
At TLC San Antonio, our experienced eye doctors will talk you through each of these options so you can make the right choice for your vision.
TLC LASIK surgery – San Antonio, Tx
If you’re interested in LASIK surgery in San Antonio, TX, you’ll be in good hands when you come to TLC San Antonio. Our dedicated team of eye doctors and clinical staff are waiting to help you achieve the dream of clearer vision. Give us a call to start your vision transformation journey today.