LASIK Eye Surgery

Overview

如果你对总是戴隐形眼镜或眼镜感到沮丧, you may wonder whether you are eligible for LASIK corrective eye surgery. To see if LASIK is right for you, look no further than UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists, 在那里,你将接受经验丰富、技术熟练的外科医生的治疗,他们将为你确定最佳的视力治疗. 

Successful procedures have been done on patients who were nearsighted, farsighted, or had astigmatism. LASIK(激光辅助原位角膜磨镶术)是用来矫正因弯曲导致视力不清的眼睛的屈光不正, or refracting, light. 您可以从掌握了最新的外科技术和技术,并致力于促进其人才在该领域的发展的外科医生那里得到一流的治疗.

At UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists在美国,LASIK外科医生接受的训练是仔细重塑患者的角膜,并用激光移除组织. 在你决定进入手术室之前,我们的外科医生会花时间准确地分析你的视力,计算出他们将使用激光进行的治疗计划. LASIK眼科手术是一种有效的门诊手术,我们的外科医生在15分钟内进入和离开每只眼睛,并有一个快速的恢复过程. UofL内科医生LASIK外科医生要求患者在手术后的头几天内回来,以确保巨大的改善发挥作用,并提供最佳的护理. 对我们的外科医生来说,术前和术后的安慰和实际操作一样重要. 

LASIK treats common vision conditions, but at UofL Physicians, you won’t be treated like an ordinary patient. 我们的LASIK外科医生已经掌握了通过视觉提高生活质量的激光技术. 你可以自信地接受外科医生的个性化护理和治疗,他们致力于帮助你看到你的未来.

Diseases & Conditions

LASIK外科医生通过屈光手术来矫正近视, farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

  • Nearsightedness (myopia) – close objects appear clear, but objects that are farther away appear blurry; occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature 
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia) – distant objects appear clear, but close objects do not come into clear focus; occurs if the eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature
  • Astigmatism – blurred vision created from the prevention of light properly focusing on the retina; occurs from an irregularly shaped cornea or the irregular curvature of the lens inside the eye

Common symptoms treated by LASIK

  • Need to squint
  • Blurry vision 
  • Fatigue or headaches caused by eye strain 
  • Aching or burning eyes
  • Blurry vision when looking at distant objects (myopia)
  • Difficulty seeing while driving at night (night myopia)
  • 难以集中注意力并对近处物体保持清晰的焦点(远视)
  • Irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration (hyperopia)

 FDA和美国眼科学会已经为良好的LASIK候选人制定了指导方针:

  • At least 18 years of age (21 in some cases), 因为18岁以下的人视力变化更频繁.
  • You should not have this procedure if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, because these conditions can affect eye measurements.
  • 如果你服用某些处方药,你不应该进行这个程序, such as Accutane, Cardarone, Imitrex, or oral prednisone.
  • You should have healthy eyes with a stable prescription. 
  • You should be in good general health. LASIK may not be recommended for patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma, herpes infections of the eye, or cataracts.
  • 一般来说,你应该保持良好的健康状况,并在接受手术前与你的LASIK医生讨论任何其他健康问题. LASIK may not be recommended for patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma, herpes infections of the eye, or cataracts.

如果你不适合LASIK,你可能有资格做光折变角膜切除术(PRK). Learn more about PRK on the Treatments and Services tab.

Treatments & Services

LASIK Consultation

UofL内科医生LASIK外科医生在会诊时注重精确性,以计划将为手术执行的复杂工作.  你和你的UofL内科医生将有机会讨论LASIK是否适合你的视力状况. Your initial consultation visit is free.

How is the LASIK procedure performed?

The procedure consists of reshaping the cornea by first creating a flap, which is lifted, prior to delivering the laser treatment to the underlying cornea. UofL内科医生的LASIK外科医生经过培训,能够准确计算要摘除的角膜瓣的尺寸和正确的组织数量,通过将眼睛聚焦在一个目标上,重塑眼睛以获得更好的视力. Once the laser has reshaped the cornea, the flap is laid back in place. The procedure takes 10-15 minutes per eye. 

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, you may be able to receive PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), in which a flap is not created. In this procedure, 去除角膜的最外层(上皮),并将治疗传递到下面的组织. 手术后的第一周,在治疗后的眼睛上放置绷带隐形眼镜,以允许上皮再生和愈合. The visual outcomes from this procedure are the same as LASIK.

What can I expect after LASIK?

We will provide specialized eye gear for you to wear after the procedure.

我们的外科医生要求病人在手术后的第二天来做术后检查. LASIK的目的是在手术后的第二天立即改善视力,并在接下来的几天内持续稳定. At your post-operative appointment, your surgeon will provide you a time frame of recovery, 包括你能够返回工作/学校或安全驾驶车辆的时间. 在UofL内科医生,您的安全康复是最重要的,我们的医生将治疗您所需的护理. 此外,您将有机会让我们的外科医生回答您的任何问题.

Providers

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Richard A. Eiferman, M.D.

Specialty Areas:
Areas of Interest: Cornea and External Disease | Refractive Surgery

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists
Kentucky Lions Eye Center
301 East Muhammad Ali Boulevard,
Louisville, KY 40202

Accepted Insurance

UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. 保险范围取决于你的个人健康计划的条款. 这并不能保证你得到的所有服务都包含在你的健康计划中. 查看您的健康计划提供者目录和/或咨询您的计划以确定覆盖范围.

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