How often are LASIK enhancements needed?
“For LASIK, my general rule of thumb is to enhance no earlier than three months after primary surgery, but it’s one month per diopter of myopia and three months per diopter of hyperopia,” she explains. “So if the patient’s a 1-D myope, I’ll do an enhancement at three months.
Do you have to pay extra for LASIK enhancement?
Many surgeons do not charge an additional fee for LASIK enhancements performed within one year of a primary LASIK procedure that they performed themselves. But pricing policies can vary considerably among refractive surgeons and surgery centers.
Do you need a retreatment after a LASIK procedure?
In most cases, you can expect a good result following a LASIK procedure. Due to continual improvements in LASIK technology and procedures, retreatments are seldom needed these days to enhance visual acuity.
How is a LASIK enhancement different from a primary LASIK procedure?
A LASIK enhancement is nearly identical to a primary LASIK procedure, except for one aspect. Rather than using a microkeratome or laser to create a corneal flap, the surgeon performing a LASIK enhancement uses specialized tools to lift the flap that was created on your eye’s surface during your primary LASIK surgery.
What kind of eye surgery can I do other than LASIK?
LASIK enhancement surgeries can be performed to improve eyesight after refractive procedures other than LASIK, such as phakic IOL implantation and refractive lens exchange (RLE). And in some cases, procedures other than LASIK may be used for enhancements.
Is PRK better than LASIK?
PRK is Better Than LASIK in Patients Over 40. Surface cells of eyes of people over 40 are not tightly bound. This can cause the flap to slip during LASIK which can lead to serious complications. With PRK, those risks are eliminated by the absence of flap, making it suitable for elders.
What is the recovery timeline after the PRK procedure?
PRK recovery timeline At first, your vision will be blurry after PRK. Over 3-5 days , as you heal, your vision will gradually improve. Keep in mind it may take a month or longer to achieve your best vision.
When should I have a touch-up LASIK?
Statistics show that vision continues to improve following LASIK surgery even as far as 1 year after the procedure. The surgeon will likely wait at least 3 months following the surgery to decide if a touch-up might be warranted. At this point, it is too early to tell what the end results might be.
What is eye enhancement?
Eye Enhancement at McLean Clinic is a non-surgical treatment program that is individually tailored to meet your specific needs. During your free consultation, we will review your concerns and develop a solution that works for you.