LASIK Surgery for Long Sightedness

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Long-sightedness (hypermetropia or hyperopia) occurs when you find it hard to see things nearby. 

Laser eye surgery, known as LASIK (laser in situ keratectomy), has become more popular to correct long-sightedness.

LASIK uses high-energy beams of light (lasers) to reshape the cornea to improve its curvature so that light is better focused onto the back of your eye.

What does the procedure involve?

 LASIK is done with two lasers, one to open up a thin flap in the surface of the cornea, and another to reshape the cornea underneath. The protective flap is then smoothed back over and stays in place without stitches.

 The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia and takes around 30 minutes, and both eyes are normally treated on the same day. You can go home soon afterwards and are usually able to return to work and drive the following day.

On the first day after surgery, the eye may burn, itch or feels like there is something in it, but it should not cause any discomfort the next day. However, you should avoid rubbing your eyes for at least a month after surgery.