Surgical Evaluation & Follow-Up
AccuVision Optical provides consultation, referrals and co-management for many surgical services such as cataract extraction, laser & refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK & PRK), glaucoma, and oculo-plastic procedures. Additionally, we have established good working relationships with other specialists to manage such things as retinal tears, detachments and hemorrhages.
The Co-Management Process
- You will be evaluated for surgery in our office
- You will receive a referral for a surgeon that is appropriate for you
- Your surgeon will conduct the surgery at their facility
- Our office will communicate with the surgeon and receive reports detailing your procedure and outcome
- You return to us for your after-care appointments in the comfort of our office
LASIK Evaluation & Follow-Up
Many people who require glasses or contact lenses are curious about laser vision correction, and if it is appropriate for them.
LASIK is a good option for many patients, but it is not for everyone. Even though you may have a friend who has experienced LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested, we will be happy to guide you in selecting the best surgeon and procedure for you.
Following the procedure, it is imperative that AccuVision monitor your eyes and adjust your medication for the best possible results. Going forward, periodic complete eye exams will help you continue to enjoy your outcome for a lifetime. Eye exams are just as important after your recovery since the risk for eye health problems still exists.
A thin flap is surgically created in the outermost 15-20% of the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter or steeper profile (much like a contact lens corrects vision) after which the flap is returned to its original position, acting as a natural bandage. The healing process is rapid and the discomfort level is quite minimal. People often report they did not feel anything and could see well the very first day. Most have improved vision in 24-48 hours, but healing rates vary among individuals. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for weeks or even months. Close follow up care is essential to insure the best visual outcome possible.
LASIK is considered to be a very reliable procedure with complications currently reported in very few cases. The more commonly reported complications of surgery are flap complications, double vision, unresolved dry eyes or difficulty seeing at night because of glare or halos around lights.