Allegheny Ophthalmology Associates
Pittsburgh's Most Reliable, Local Ophthalmologists, located in Natrona Heights, PA
LASIK is a surgical procedure that typically involves cutting of a flap in the eye. It removes the need for glasses by restructuring the cornea, the clear round dome that covers the front of the eye. This type of refractive surgery smoothly restructures the cornea by removing small amounts of tissue from the outer surface with a cool, computer-controlled ultraviolet beam of light.
At Allegheny Ophthalmology Associates, we have done thousands of safe and successful LASIK procedures. Our doctors are board-certified and are highly qualified Contact us in Natrona Heights, PA to answer your LASIK questions. Call 724-224-4240 or book an appointment online today!
The assessment requires high screening standards. If you experience myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (irregularly shaped curvature of the lens), you might be a candidate for LASIK.
LASIK is a painless procedure that involves virtually no discomfort. Because the eye tissue is flipped away and then returned to its original position, complications during healing are rare. Because the laser is applied to tissue deep within the cornea instead of to the surface, vision recovery is rapid. Research shows that 95 percent of patients are at least 20/40 the day after surgery.
You may experience mild corneal haze after the surgery, which is part of the normal healing process. The haze might appear but it has little or no effect on your final vision. You also may experience glare and halos around lights. These conditions diminished after six months. Dry eyes are a temporary side effect. Lubricating eye drops should be sufficient to correct this problem. To protect your eyes, a specialized glass or contact lens must be worn for about two to three days following the operation.
About 90 percent of patients who undergo LASIK surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better. Long-term results are also promising in terms of visual and refractive outcomes, about 73 percent of patients do not need astigmatism correction.
If you would like to know more about LASIK Surgery or evaluate if qualify for one, please call our Natrona Heights office or book an appointment using the easy online booking tool today. Our expert ophthalmologists at Allegheny Ophthalmology would love to help you regain your vision using this advanced laser surgical procedure.