Laser Eye Surgery Des Plaines, IL
What is Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery refers to any procedure used to correct vision problems. These procedures have experienced a massive growth in popularity over the last 25 years. They typically call for a reshaping of the cornea or replacement of the lens.
People often choose to have laser eye surgery so they won’t have to deal with the hassles associated with other corrective products such as glasses or contacts.
Types of Laser Eye Surgery
Below are some of the most popular forms of laser eye treatment:
LASEK: Used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. A laser reshapes the cornea beneath a flap created from epithelial cells.
RLE: Used to treat cataracts. Involves making a small incision at the edge of the cornea and replacing the eye’s natural lens with a prosthetic one (often made of silicone or plastic).
Intacs: Most commonly used to treat keratoconus (and occasionally nearsightedness). Two crescent-shaped rings are inserted through a small incision in the outer cornea.
PRELEX: Involves implanting a multi-focal lens to correct for the flexibility lost in presbyopia.
Recovering From Laser Eye Surgery
Recovery from laser eye surgery begins immediately after the procedure. The eye heals rapidly, but it’s always good to schedule regular check-ups with your doctor to monitor your progress. Double vision is a common but temporary side effect.
Request more information about laser eye surgery today. Call (847) 824-3127 or contact The Midwest Center for Sight online.
The Midwest Center for Sight
Address8901 West Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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