Hyperopia FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist should I see if I have hyperopia?

You should consult an ophthalmologist.

2. What are the risks of LASIK?

Complications are of LASIK are rare, but may include

► Over or under correction

► Corneal flap problems

► Infections

► Irregularities on the cornea

► Glare or halo effect

► Difficulty wearing contact lenses

3. How long does the procedure take?

One will be in the procedure room for about fifteen to twenty minutes. The surgery takes approximately 5 minutes for each eye.

4. How quickly will my vision improve?

In most cases, patients experience significant visual improvement in a matter of hours. However, during the healing period, one may experience temporary glare symptoms such as arcs or haloes around lights, starbursts and ghost images. These symptoms are quite common after LASIK and usually resolve in a matter of weeks to months.

5. How soon may I return to work?

Some people are able to return to work the next day; most could return two days after surgery.

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