eye surgery

Anyone who needs to wear daily contact lenses or glasses will tell you what a burden it is to be so heavily reliant on a piece of equipment to be able to see properly. Waking up every morning without being able to see until you put on your glasses or contacts adds a little bit of disappointment to your day that sometimes you wish would just go away. Fortunately for Malaysians, there is an affordable, permanent solution to having to deal with not being able to see properly at all times. Today, LASIK in Malaysia is a safe and tenable option for many who wish to take the next step in their lives and permanently correct their vision. 

LASIK in Malaysia has come a long way over the last ten or so years and is no longer a risky treatment that can only be afforded by the wealthy. Now, LASIK in Malaysia is a preferred corrective eye treatment that nearly every Malaysian can enjoy. It is a safe procedure that does not involve a blade and which permanently corrects your vision for the rest of your life.

But, for many, LASIK in Malaysia still causes a bit of uneasiness in some, as they may be cautious of undergoing such a procedure without knowing more about what LASIK is and how it works. If you are someone who is hesitant to get LASIK in Malaysia but are still interested in it, read ahead. With more information, your fears and apprehensions will certainly be allayed. 

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a corrective eye treatment that uses lasers to enhance a patient’s vision. LASIK is an acronym meaning laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, which is the medical way to say that LASIK in Malaysia involves an ophthalmologist using a laser to reshape the eye’s cornea and thus correct vision. While the process sounds intense, it is actually quite painless and quick.

When you undergo LASIK in Malaysia, you are first given eye drops with a numbing agent in them to absorb the pain. During a LASIK procedure, you are awake and aware of everything that is happening, so having the numbing agent around your eye is a huge benefit. Next, the doctor will attach a cup to the eye to keep it stable during the procedure.

Once the procedure starts, the doctor will aim a laser at your cornea with the prospect of cutting a circular hole in the top-most layer. The doctor will then move the laser to create a flap from the cut and gain access to the rest of the eye.

Next, the doctor will use another type of laser to eliminate any unwanted tissue in the cornea that may affect the shape. Once that has been removed, the laser will continue to reshape the cornea to a level that more closely resembles that of someone with 20/20 vision. 

After about 20 minutes, the procedure is complete and you’ll start seeing clearly almost immediately. It truly is a modern miracle.