Laser vision correction (LKZ) is a way to radically solve vision problems in modern ophthalmology. What previously seemed impossible has now become a reality, and a person suffering from visual impairments can hope to get rid of their illness. At the same time, many people still mistrust the achievements of advanced medicine. Let's take a look at the most common myths associated with laser vision correction.
Laser vision correction can be harmful to health and is dangerous to the body. Over the years of laser vision correction operations, no side effects have been identified. The essence of the operation is to correct the shape of the cornea of the eye, there is no effect on other organs. Hence, the absurdity of all fears is understandable.
The laser correction procedure is accompanied by acute painful sensations, after which a strong burning sensation in the eyes is inevitable. In fact, the operation takes less than a minute and is completely painless. The patient may experience unpleasant sensations some time after the procedure, but they are easily neutralized by means of drugs provided specifically for such cases.
It can take quite a long time to restore vision after laser correction. The recovery time depends on the specifics of the technique used in this or that case. The most productive at the moment is the so-called LASIK operation. After it, vision fully returns in 1-3 days.
There is no statistical data on the timing of good vision, so the long-term effect of laser vision correction is questionable. It's a delusion. After vision correction in any clinic, patients are observed on average for a year. There is more than enough material for statistical research. Experts say that if the patient did not have any eye diseases before the operation, then visual acuity with a great guarantee will remain for many years.
After laser correction, long-term complex and overhead treatment is required. Need "support" for the eyes, to be precise. Instill drops regularly for 1-2 months. Sounds a feasible task, doesn't it? Especially when you consider that your vision is on the other side of the scale. After a course of such therapy, no additional treatment is required.
Laser correction increases eye trauma. That is, any fall or bruise of the head can lead to disturbances in the visual apparatus. The operation excludes surgical intervention and, therefore, suturing. After the laser correction procedure, the risk of getting an eye injury is no higher than before. Vulnerability of the eyes does not depend on laser correction, but depends entirely on your care for your own health.
"Night blindness" (difficult orientation in the dark) is a side effect of laser vision correction. Initially, a person suffering from myopia has poor vision in the dark. This is the physiological feature of his visual apparatus. The laser correction procedure is aimed at correcting visual acuity; changing the visual apparatus is a task, if not impossible, then of a completely different order. An ordinary person does not think about such things, and erroneous hopes for clear vision in the dark after surgery are not uncommon. Hence the myth of postoperative night blindness.
For people over 40, laser correction is not available. There is indeed an age limit in the case of laser correction. But the threshold is set at the bottom, not at the top. Until the age of 18, the formation of the eyeball and the visual apparatus as a whole is taking place in our body, therefore being under age can be an obstacle to the operation.
In summer, surgery is not performed in order to reduce the chance of dust getting into the eyes and causing an infection. The time of the year has no fundamental significance. The only danger is to catch an infection. A sick organism is more susceptible to infectious diseases, because the immune system in this case is in a weakened state. You shouldn't take risks even with a common cold, the best option is to wait until complete recovery and approach the operation in good psychological and physical shape.
The woman did not give birth - no laser correction. After the operation, natural childbirth is impossible. One of the most absurd misconceptions associated with vision correction. Thousands of women became mothers after such operations, and there can be no question of any harmful effects on the natural processes in the body. Experts recommend waiting a year, but that's all.
Laser vision correction can prevent you from "leaning" from the army. And there is nothing to worry about. The record of the operation performed in the medical record will keep the existing restrictions for conscription in force. If you weren’t fit before LKZ, you won’t be after. The correction procedure will not affect the choice of profession. You can become a race car driver, a pilot, or anyone else - poor eyesight that worried you before laser correction and the procedure itself will not become an obstacle to making your dreams come true.