7 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before LASIK
Dr. Young H. Choi has the experience needed to help you with any of your vision issues. One procedure that our office commonly uses to help patients is LASIK surgery. This can help patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. It's a relatively simple procedure with generally positive results, but there are still some things you should know before you jump into surgery. Here are some questions to ask your surgeon before your LASIK procedure.
What Results Can I Expect?
Depending on the conditions affecting your eyesight,LASIK eye surgery can have different results. In some cases, depending on how your vision is, whether you have an astigmatism, or other factors, you'll want to know just how effective this procedure will be for you. If there's another surgical option that might work better, you'll probably want to know about it.
What Does My Recovery Time Look Like?
When you're planning a major surgery, you'll want to make sure that you know how long it will take to recover. Many patients bounce back quickly from this procedure, but it always pays to ask your doctor about your LASIK recovery time. It can give you a better idea of when your vision will clear up and it gives you something to look forward to!
What Are The Risks?
LASIK surgery is generally pretty safe, but it's still surgery. You'll want to ask your doctor about potential risks or complications. Some minor issues could occur after the surgery, and your doctor will be ready with post-operative instructions and a plan that can shepherd you through your recovery. It's good to know what kind of problems you could see after major eye surgery and prepare for them.
What Happens After My Surgery?
On that same note, you'll want to know what your surgeon's plans are for after your surgical procedure. You'll want to make sure you have follow-up appointments scheduled, which can ensure that complications are spotted early. You'll also want to know if you're following up with your LASIK surgeon or your regular eye doctor.
What Is Your Experience?
When it comes to major eye surgery, you'll probably want to know how many years of experience your surgeon is bringing to the table. You'll want a medical professional with extensive experience in this field, and you want to know that they have access to the latest technology. Fortunately, Dr. Young H. Choi is a pioneer in this field and one of the most trusted surgeons in the Birmingham, AL area for a reason. Our practice also has the cutting-edge tech that can help ensure better surgical outcomes.
How Does My Age Affect Success Rates?
Depending on your age you might be wondering how effective this surgery can be. LASIK is only approved for patients 18 and older and success isn't chiefly determined by your age. Your doctor can recommend the best time for surgery given your age, history, and vision issues.
Will This Surgery Be Affected By My Pre-Existing Conditions?
If you have a health condition or take medication, you'll want to ask your doctor about them before surgery. Some health conditions could mean that LASIK surgery is not ideal for you. You might also need to stop taking certain medications before your surgical procedure. Contact us today to find out more information and to schedule your appointment!