28.02.2012

Results of laser eye surgery "evident immediately"

Results of laser eye surgery "evident immediately"

By Alexa Kaczka

The results of laser eye surgery are evident within minutes yet the procedure can help to completely transform people's lives, it has been claimed.

Speaking to Cork News, consultant ophthalmic surgeon and medical director Wayne Crewe-Brown explained that laser eye surgery is a painless process that uses a cool beam excimer laser to slowly and softly reshape the cornea.

He noted that the entire procedure takes only a matter of minutes to complete, but when the patient wakes up, they can expect to benefit from sharper vision that improves almost on a daily basis.

"The life-changing results of laser eye surgery are evident almost immediately and the most common response from our patients is always 'Why didn’t I do it years ago!'," he told the newspaper.

Recently, Dr Anthony Komaroff, the Simcox-Clifford-Higby professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said that people considering undergoing laser eye surgery but unsure of which version of the procedure to have will find that Lasik can bring about substantial and rapid improvement.

by Adrian Galbreth


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