‘EYE’ SEE! THE TRUTH ABOUT LASER EYE SURGERY

Q: Can everyone get their vision corrected by laser eye surgery?
A:
No, one fi fth of patients are not suited for this procedure. Those with dry eyes, thin cornea, diseased cornea or other eye abnormalities will not qualify.

Q: Are the results permanent? My friend’s short-sightedness returned after laser surgery.
A:
The results are permanent but some people may experience regression. Patients with high power such as above 600 and those aged below 30 will have higher chances of regression. But the power doesn’t return to pre-surgery levels. In such cases, we will have to wait for the power to stabilise, then we will do a further corrective procedure.

Q: I had corrective laser eye surgery but still don’t have perfect sight. I was told I can’t have further surgery done. Why is that?
A:
You may not have enough residual cornea for a corrective procedure. That’s why at VISTA, we do a thorough check before we approve patients for surgery and we turn down patients if they don’t qualify.

Q: Is the surgery painful?
A:
Not at all, actually. You will need to rest your eyes for four hours after the procedure and your eyes may feel gritty. But after six hours, you will be fine.

Q: How soon will I be able to see clearly?
A:
Immediately after surgery. You will be able to tell time on the clock right after and six hours later you can watch TV without your glasses.