Patients often fail to realize the advances made in this field over the past twenty five years and are therefore hesitant to undergo the procedure, reports LaserEyeSurgeryHub.com
London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/04/2014 -- The Royal College of Ophthalmologists reports laser eye surgery safety continues to improve and has steadily done so over the past ten years. Thanks to advances in science, procedures tend to be more accurate, and surgeons now find it easier to determine if a patient is a good candidate for the surgery. Complications from this type of surgery continue to decrease also, with only five percent of patients experiencing any problems. Individuals interested in learning more about corrective eye surgery need to visit Laser Eye Surgery Hub (lasereyesurgeryhub.co.uk) to learn more about how they may benefit from this type of procedure.
"Individuals tired of wearing glasses and contacts may be hesitant to look into laser eye surgery, thinking they have limited options. Nothing is further from the truth, as this field continues to grow on a daily basis. One is no longer required to undergo a certain procedure, as it is the only available. In addition, those with astigmatism, longsightedness, and nearsightedness can all be treated with ease," Carl Robinson, spokesperson for Laser Eye Surgery Hub (http://www.lasereyesurgeryhub.co.uk), states.
Complications seen with this type of surgery include dry eye, corneal ectasia, and problems with night vision. Dry eye typically lasts only a short period of time, and patients find eye drops to be of great assistance in this situation. Corneal ectasia results from an excessive amount of corneal tissue being removed, leading to a loss of vision, yet this is very rare. Night vision problems tend to be common, but are short lived and mild. Doctors can now determine who may experience night vision difficulty following this procedure.
"Potential candidates for the surgery need to sit down with a doctor to determine their risk of complications from laser eye surgery. The physician takes many factors into consideration when determining if a person is a good risk for the procedure. In addition, based on his or her evaluation, the doctor determines the level of risk for these and other complications and can discuss these risks with the patient," Robinson continues.
To reduce the risk of complications, patients need to thoroughly research their physician, learning about his or her credentials, experience, and success rate. In addition, the patient needs to understand his or her eye condition and the risks associated with laser surgery based on their particular circumstances. As with any medical procedure, patients must be honest and forthcoming with the physician at all times for optimal results.
"Surgeons rely not only on the physical exam, but also on the medical history provided by the patient to determine if someone is a good candidate for surgery. Furthermore, the surgeon puts faith in the patient, as the patient is ultimately the one who must follow the instructions of the surgeon both before and after the procedure. If a patient fails to follow the instructions of the doctor, the results won't be as expected. Remember this when speaking to a physician for optimal results every time," Mahoney declares.
About Laser Eye Surgery Hub
Laser Eye Surgery Hub recognizes laser eye surgery has come a long way over the past 25 years, yet many consumers aren't familiar with changes made in the industry. No longer an experimental procedure, this type of surgery now comes in many types, to better meet the needs of a wide range of individuals, and the site explains the different options. In addition, financing and other frequently asked questions are addressed, to ensure consumers have the information needed when deciding if this procedure is right for them.