What sort of eye problems can be treated with lasers?
Excimer laser technology is used to correct a broad range of vision problems and other ocular health issues. Lasers were first used back in the 1980s to perform traditional LASIK. Since then, they have been FDA-approved to perform a number of variations of LASIK as well as advanced surface ablation. Lasers are also used in glaucoma surgery, secondary cataract treatment, macular degeneration, and other diseases of the retina.
Are lasers painful?
Most laser surgery patients report feeling no pain during their surgery. Any discomfort during the procedure is usually the result of factors other than the laser itself. Pain medications will be prescribed for you if necessary.
There are many different types of lasers. How do I know which one is best for me?
All the different types of lasers produce the same result. We use only the most advanced, up-to-date excimer laser technology in order to ensure maximum accuracy and optimal results. This being said, the success of your surgery will ultimately hinge on your doctor’s experience and skill.
Is laser surgery permanent?
In most cases, yes. The cornea is very stable, and once it has been reshaped it should stay that way for the rest of your lifetime. There are some cases where further laser treatments have been necessary, but these are rare.
If I do not want laser surgery, what other options do I have?
While laser surgery has proven extremely safe, and complications are very rare, there are some who do not want to take the risk. There are a number of alternatives to laser surgery. Farsighted individuals and those with presbyopia can benefit from conductive keratoplasty which uses radio frequencies to manipulate the cornea. Implantable lenses and intraocular lenses can be used to treat many types of refractive errors. Your eye doctor will be able to help you decide which alternative is right for you.
If you live in the New Jersey area and are interested in laser vision correction, or laser treatments for other eye problems, please contact us today to arrange a consultation.
Contact us: (732) 349-5622