Choosing Your LASIK Surgeon By William Goldstein on February 15, 2016

LASIK (Laser ASsisted In-situ Keratomilieus) is one of the most successful refractive surgeries in the recent past for correcting vision. Here are some facts about the surgery to help you understand the process and choosing your LASIK surgeon. It would be helpful to gather information on how you could improve your vision with LASIK surgery.

About LASIK surgery

LASIK is a simple surgery that uses laser technology to gently remove some corneal tissues in the eye changing the curvature of the front eye. It helps to form sharply focused images on the eyes without having to use corrective lenses. Farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, glares vision and night halos could be treated with LASIK.

LASIK is usually customized to treat your individual eye issues. It is usually a bladeless surgery that causes minimal discomfort to the patients. A mild sedative is administered in the form of eye drops before the procedure.

There may be various technologies used like:

  • Wavefront technology: Wavefront analyzers are used to measure aberrations in the eyes. The data from this analysis is used by the surgeon to plan the error correction treatment. CustomVue technology: CustomVue analyzes each layer of the eye and the effect of light waves on it to plan the treatment. You should consider which technology your doctor uses when choosing your LASIK surgeon.
  • All-Laser LASIK: It uses a femto-laser to precisely treat the underlying surface of the cornea with the exact location, depth and shape to form a more precise flap.

Choosing Your LASIK surgeon

You need to consider many factors when you are choosing your LASIK surgeon, to find the best lasik surgeon in Detroit. Here are few of them:

  •  Qualification, experience and skills of the surgeon It is important to verify if the surgeon is certified with a recognized license. You should also figure out if the surgeon can take up pre and post-operative treatments. If not, it would be helpful if the surgeon co-ordinates with your eye doctor to ensure satisfactory treatment.
  • Reputation of the vision center Modern equipment, cleanliness and hygiene are the primary concerns for any health care decisions. The staff also needs to be friendly and co-operative. You need to figure out the billing policies inclusive of the follow-up costs to see if it matches your budget.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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