Consultation With Your Surgeon and Pre- Screening
the screening, you should have provided your doctor with a report
of your thorough eye and medical history. The doctor will have
reviews of your medical and health history and current conditions,
as well as a list of medicines, allergies, and your vision correction
experiences; and your ocular health status available, especially
if you have provided him or her with the information.
It is important that you speak with your doctor and inform him
or her about your family history of disease, past diagnoses, surgeries
and so forth. You should discuss with your Coordinator or surgeon
and let them know what your goals are for LASIK. When your doctor
has a comprehensive understanding of your reason to have surgery,
he or she can better help you explore your options and work hard
to produce the best results. To help you set concrete goals for
- Daily Lifestyle
If you feel restricted because you have to wear eyeglasses, bifocals,
or contact lens and feel that you cannot enjoy certain activities,
recreations, etc, let your surgeon know. Your success is banked
on your willingness to let your doctor know about your goals.
Once you go for consultation, you can expect an expert technician
to assess and perform measurement tests. The doctor will test
your vision acuity while you are wearing glasses or lens, and
when you are not wearing them. The tech will measure and create
a “digital map” imaging of the shape of your corneal.
This is a topography test of the corneal, which also helps the
tech to measure other parts of the eye. The pupils will be measured
at great length. The technician will insert eye drops in your
eyes to measure your prescription and then test you without the
drops. A final measurement report is giving to your surgeon so
that he or she can assess the outcome of your report to determine
if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
The doctor will take tests to determine the thickness of your
dominant eye and your other eye. These tests help your doctor
to determine if you qualify for LASIK surgery.
Intraocular pressure tests are other tests taking during the initial
consultation. The doctor will observe the health of your corneal,
tear film, and lens. A slit lamp instrument is used to perform
these tests. The doctor uses the microscope or slit lamp to help
him or her to determine the condition of your eye’s living
tissues more carefully. Once the eye drops are giving and takes
effect, your eye doctor will examine your retina, and the optic
nerves of the eye to decide if you qualify for LASIK. The doctor
will take some other special tests after.
The doctor will measure your pupil size at great lengths. The
doctor will need to measure the pupils carefully to determine
if you have small or large pupils. The doctor will conduct two
different tests, once in a dark room and once in a lighted room.
Using a pupil meter instrument the doctor will determine the pupil
size. The technician will use the instrument under an amplified
light to help the tech to determine the pupil size and he will
follow up by measuring the pupils in a dark room to determine
if the pupils become larger in the dark. The doctor uses the printout
of your assessment to plan the appropriate zone treatment for
you during LASIK. The planning and measurement helps the doctor
do his best to ensure you achieve quality results from LASIK.
Wavefront Aberrometry and Measurement
During the consultant phase wave front Aberrometry or refraction
tests are taken to help the doctor determine your prescription.
He will measure your eyes to determine if you have astigmatism,
farsightedness, nearsightedness, or aberrations that affect your
quality of night vision. The technician will search for imperfect
visions, such as glaring, or eye conditions that produce halo
If the doctor spots any of these conditions, he or she may choose
other laser surgical procedures to correct your eyes. Sometimes
the doctors will choose special software versions and lasers to
correct these types of eye problems. The special lasers are known
as “Custom Wavefront” which is a form of LASIK surgery.
The advanced technology solutions can help the doctor ensure that
you get quality results from LASIK.