Clinic Eye

FAQ about LASIK in Singapore

Lasik Surgery in Singapore involves the use of a laser, which produces a very precise and safe change in ocular tissues. This change affects the curvature of the cornea, thus correcting the visual defects of the patient. This change in curvature is done on the inside of the corneal tissue and therefore the recovery of the patient is much faster than other techniques. This short article will outline some of the most frequently asked questions.Will the patient feel pain during or after the procedure? Lasik Surgery by W Eye Clinic Singapore is not painful during or after surgery. Most patients report feeling a slight pressure due to devices that immobilize the eye and slight stinging in same hours following the procedure. What happens during the procedure? What if a patient blinks? During the intervention, the patient is lying on a special bed with a headrest that reduces the possibility of moving. Previously, they will have had anesthetic eye drops to minimize discomfort and antibiotics to prevent infection.The surgeon places an instrument that will keep the eye open during surgery Lasik Surgery by W Eye Clinic Singapore, preventing it from flickering. The intervention begins with the first part consisting of lifting a thin layer of corneal tissue and then apply the laser inside the cornea, changing its curvature according to correct diopters. During this phase, the surgeon with the W Eye Clinic will ask the patient to fix their eyes on a central light to ensure correct performance of the laser. If the patient moves their eye inadvertently, the computer will follow the eye movements and the laser is applied automatically in the desired area. Finally, the layer of corneal tissue, due to its natural adhesion, is repositioned in its initial position without stitches.When can a patient return to normal activities? After the operation, the patient should be at home resting for about 24 hours. The next morning, the improvement is so visual (no pun intended) that many patients see enough to drive and even go to work. Depending on the number of diopters corrected, recovery is more or less rapid. Howe