Laser vision correction
(LKZ) – a way to radically solve vision problems in modern ophthalmology. In our time, scientific progress allows everyone to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding world. What previously seemed impossible, has now become a reality, and a person suffering from visual impairment can hope to get rid of his ailment. At the same time, many still distrustful of the achievements of advanced medicine. Let’s look at the most common myths associated with laser vision correction.
Laser vision correction can harm the health and is dangerous for the body.
During many years of laser vision correction, no side effects were identified. The essence of the operation is correction of the shape of the cornea of the eye, it does not affect other organs. Hence the absurdity of all fears.
The procedure of laser correction is accompanied by acute pain, after it inevitably a strong burning sensation in the eyes.
Actually, the operation lasts less than a minute and is absolutely painless. The patient may experience unpleasant sensations some time after the procedure, but they are easily neutralized by means of medications prescribed specifically for such cases.
On the recovery of vision after laser correction can take quite a long time.
The timing of recovery depends on the specifics of the technique used in one way or another. The most productive at the moment is the so-called LASIK operation. After it, vision is completely restored after 1-3 days.
There is no statistical data on the timing of maintaining good vision, so the long-term effect of the laser vision correction is questionable.
This is misleading. After correction of vision in any clinic, patients are observed on average during the year. The material for statistical research – more than enough. Experts argue that if before the operation the patient had no eye diseases, then visual acuity with a great guarantee will be preserved for many years.
After laser correction, a long-term complex and overhead treatment is necessary.
Need “support” for the eyes, to be precise. Regularly instill drops within 1-2 months. It looks like a feasible task, is not it? Especially when you consider that on the other side of the scale is your vision. After the course of such therapy, no additional treatment is required.
Laser correction improves eye trauma.
That is, any fall or bruise of the head can lead to disturbances in the visual apparatus. Surgery eliminates surgical intervention, and, consequently, sutures. After the laser correction procedure, the danger of getting an eye injury is not higher than before. The vulnerability of the eyes does not depend on laser correction, but depends entirely on your attention to your own health.
“Chicken blindness” (difficult orientation in the dark) is a side effect of laser vision correction.
Initially, a person suffering from myopia, poorly sees in the dark. This is the physiological feature of his visual apparatus. The procedure of laser correction has as its goal the correction of visual acuity; change the visual apparatus – a task if not impossible, then a completely different order. An ordinary person does not think about such things, and erroneous hopes for a clear vision in the dark after the operation are not uncommon. Hence the myth of the post-operational “chicken blindness”.
People “for 40” laser correction is not available.
The age limit in the case of laser correction does exist. But the threshold is set from below, and not from above. Up to 18 years in our body is the formation of the eyeball and the visual apparatus as a whole, because a minor can be an obstacle to the operation.
In the summer, the operation is not performed in order to reduce the chance of dust entering the eyes and the occurrence of infection.
The time of year is of no fundamental importance.The only danger is to catch the infection. Ailing organism is prone to infectious diseases to a greater extent, because the immune system in this case is in a weakened state. It’s not worth even risking with an ordinary cold, the best option is to wait until full recovery and go to surgery in a good psychological and physical form.
The woman did not give birth – no laser correction.
After the operation, natural births are impossible. One of the most absurd misconceptions related to vision correction. Thousands of women became mothers after such operations, and there can be no talk about any harmful effects on natural processes in the body. Specialists recommend waiting a year, but only.
Laser vision correction can prevent the “slough” from the army.
And then there’s nothing to worry about. The record of the operation carried out in the medical chart will keep the existing restrictions for the military conscription in force. You were not fit for LKZ – you will not even after. Do not affect the procedure of correction and the choice of profession. You can become a racing driver, and a pilot, and anyone else – bothering you before laser correction, poor eyesight and the procedure itself will not become an obstacle to the realization of a dream.