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04 Jun 20
Does LASEK Require Anesthesia?

Does LASEK Require Anesthesia?

When you think of having a surgical procedure, you typically will associate anesthesia as part of that experience. LASEK is not like most surgical procedures because general anesthesia is not necessary. While some patients may prefer the idea of being “put to sleep” for the duration of their procedure, it is actually very important that LASEK patients be alert and able to follow directions during the surgery. During LASEK treatment in Rogers, Our Doctors will need the patient to stare at a light for about 60 seconds while the laser works. A steady visual fixation on the light is critical for…

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25 May 20
Are You Sedated For Cataract Surgery?

Are You Sedated for Cataract Surgery?

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Rogers, Our Doctors removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility.  The procedure itself usually lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.  Cataract surgery patients often wonder if they will be sedated for the procedure. Most cataract surgeries are performed under a local…

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18 May 20
How Does The Corneal Flap Heal After LASEK?

How Does the Corneal Flap Heal After LASEK?

LASEK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.  One aspect of LASEK surgery that has made it such an innovative and effective procedure is the LASEK flap. The first step of LASEK eye surgery is to partially detach a very thin layer of tissue from the cornea. This layer of tissue remains attached to the cornea on one side, creating a flap. Our Doctors then uses a cool laser to alter the shape of the cornea beneath the flap. Changing the shape of the cornea corrects…

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11 May 20
Why Can’t I Wear Contacts Before LASEK?

Why Can’t I Wear Contacts Before LASEK?

If you are a contact lens wearer who is interested in LASEK eye surgery for vision correction and to reduce your dependency on contacts, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions surrounding wearing contact lenses before your LASEK consultation. Prior to a LASEK consultation and surgery, it is vital that contact lenses not be worn for a certain period of time. This is because contact lenses can alter the shape of the cornea. During your LASEK consultation in Rogers, Our Doctors will take measurements of your eye and will evaluate the curvature of your cornea to assess your candidacy…

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04 May 20
What Are The Symptoms Of Cataracts?

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, they can quickly begin impacting vision. Common cataract symptoms include: Blurred Vision – The cloudy film that develops over the lens causes a gradual blurring of one’s vision. This blurring of eyesight cannot be corrected by the using of eyeglasses or artificial lenses. Difficulty Seeing at Night – Those with cataracts tend to have difficulty seeing things in low light and especially during night time.  Sensitivity to Light – During the very early stages of…

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25 Apr 20
Will I Need To Wear Contacts After LASEK?

Will I Need to Wear Contacts After LASEK?

LASEK is a highly successful refractive surgery, helping thousands of patients eliminate their need for glasses and contacts. In fact, around 95% of people who have had LASEK vision correction surgery are pleased with their results. Of course, LASEK procedures don't produce perfect vision for everyone. Individual results depend on several factors including the unique way your corneas respond to laser energy and how your eyes heal after surgery. LASEK and other laser vision correction procedures reshape your eye's front surface by removing microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea. Occasionally, this can cause irregularities in the shape of the…

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18 Apr 20
How Are You Kept Still During LASEK?

How are You Kept Still During LASEK?

A common concern among LASEK patients is if they will be awake during the procedure. Yes—patients are awake during LASEK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move during the surgery. Thanks to advanced LASEK technologies in Rogers, your eyes will remain comfortably steady as Our Doctors provides the vision correction results you need to see as clearly as possible.  Before the procedure begins, you will be given anesthetic eye drops that numb the eyes. This will help reduce discomfort during the operation. Then, they’ll use an instrument that will keep your eyes open, so…

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11 Apr 20
Should I Use My Tax Refund For LASEK?

Should I Use My Tax Refund for LASEK?

Are you daydreaming of a more carefree lifestyle? Do you want to be spontaneous? Do you wish you could wake each day with clear vision? Have you considered having LASEK eye surgery to give you the freedom you want and more? There are many reasons why people use their tax return to have LASEK surgery in Rogers. Advantages of LASEK include: Clearer visionImproved self-esteemLess eye strainMore freedomComfortThe chance to do what you want when you wantNo more broken glasses, lost contacts and cleaning solutionsThe ability to work and live as actively as you wishCost saving in the long run Unfortunately,…

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04 Apr 20
How Long After LASEK Can I Rub My Eye?

How Long After LASEK Can I Rub My Eye?

Immediately following your LASEK procedure in Rogers, you will be sent home wearing an eye shield meant to protect your eyes as they heal. Eye protection is especially important at this time, as the flap created in your cornea during surgery is now re-attaching as part of the body’s natural healing process. Rubbing or touching the eyes at this time could cause the flap to become dislodged, interrupting the healing process.  So how long should you avoid rubbing your eyes after LASEK? As a general rule, you should completely avoid rubbing the eyes for the first two weeks post-op. After…

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