Laser cataract surgery is a safe and effective alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses when you have refractive errors in your vision. If you’re considering laser eye surgery, board-certified ophthalmologist Michael L. Levine, MD, FACS, has specialist expertise in performing these procedures. Dr. Levine provides exceptional services to people living in the Boynton Beach area of Florida and carries out numerous successful laser eye surgeries every year. To find out more, call the Michael L. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. office today or book an appointment online.
Laser eye surgery is a way of correcting refractive errors in your vision. If you have a refractive error, it means your cornea, which is at the front of your eye, isn’t quite the right shape.
When you look at something, the incoming light passes through your cornea. The cornea focuses the light onto the retina, which is at the back of your eye, creating the image your brain perceives.
If your cornea is misshapen in any way, the incoming light can’t refract correctly, which means the image sent to your brain appears blurry or indistinct. The different ways in which the cornea could be misshapen determines whether you have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism.
Many people opt to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors in their vision. However, if you prefer not to use corrective lenses, laser eye surgery is a convenient alternative.
Within just a few days, you should start to notice an improvement in the clarity of your vision. In many cases, patients who have laser eye surgery find they regain 20/20 vision after the procedure. The vast majority of patients say they are happy with their results and that they can now see as clearly as they hoped.
Surgery of any kind does present certain risks, which you must be aware of before undergoing any procedure. In the case of laser eye surgery, the risks include infection and dry eye, a condition that makes your eyes feel dry and gritty because you’re not making enough lubricating tears.
However, the risks are minimal, and Dr. Levine has considerable experience and expertise when it comes to carrying out laser eye surgery.
To find out more about laser eye surgery and whether you’re a suitable candidate, call Michael L. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. or book an appointment online