Many myopic people usually “love and hate” when they mention myopia surgery.
I wanted to take off my glasses to get rid of the shackles of glasses, but I saw people say “there will be sequelae after surgery”, so I couldn’t help but retreat in my heart.
Today, I will give you a detailed science popularization about the “those things” of myopia surgery.
01. Is myopia surgery reassuring?
Myopia surgery will not damage the internal structure of the eyeball
There are two types of myopia surgery, one It is corneal laser surgery (including excimer laser, half femtosecond, full femtosecond, etc.), which uses the method of cutting the cornea and changing the curvature of the cornea to correct vision, which is equivalent to engraving the degree of glasses on the cornea with a machine.
The other is ICL lens implantation, it does not need to cut the cornea, just make a tiny incision in the corneoscleral limbus, and then implant between the back of the iris and the natural lens An artificial lens is equivalent to putting a contact lens on the eye.
None of them will cause any damage to the lens, vitreous or retina. Topical anesthesia will be dripped before the operation, and the operation can be completed in just a few minutes without any pain .
Myopia surgery needs to go through layers of checkpoints
Myopia surgery has gone through more than 20 years of technical precipitation Now, about 1 million people receive myopia surgery every year.
Not only that, our national conscription medical examination and civil servant medical examination all approve corneal refractive surgery, and the US Food and Drug Administration also shows that astronauts can perform corneal refractive surgery , which also proves that the operation is more reassuring from the other hand.
Moreover, a detailed and professional preoperative examination will be done before the operation, which can basically screen out all patients who do not meet the operation requirements and minimize the risk of surgery.
02. What are the sequelae of myopia surgery?
There is no zero-risk operation in the world, so we need to weigh the pros and cons to determine whether the damage is temporary or permanent?
Is it acceptable, or fatal?
Generally, those who are confirmed to be able to undergo myopia surgery after preoperative examination will basically have no sequelae, but there may be some adverse reactions. Example:
(1) Dry eye
This is a common condition because surgery destabilizes the tear film Wait. This side effect is usually temporary and can be relieved with artificial tears.
(2) Night glare and halo
Some people will have night glare and halo after myopia surgery, It usually takes a few months for the brain to adapt.
■ All in all, the postoperative complications of myopia surgery are relatively mild, and the doctors have rich experience in dealing with them, which will basically not have a major impact on life.
03. Why don’t ophthalmologists perform myopia surgery?
It is the doctor’s personal choice whether to perform myopia surgery or not.
Maybe it was an operation, but you didn’t see it?
Not doing myopia surgery is not because he does not believe in this surgery, but because he may not have the need for it.
And most ophthalmologists need to use a microscope for eye surgery in their work. On the contrary, mild myopia is more conducive to performing microsurgery under a microscope.
In addition, one point must be emphasized here:
Myopia surgery is not a cure for myopia, it is just a correction means of vision.
So, having myopia surgery does not mean that you have completely solved the problem of myopia. If you maintain a high-intensity eye frequency after the operation, it may bring about the degree of myopia Happen again.
Myopia surgery is a icing on the cake. If you really need it, it is recommended to go to the hospital for a detailed examination. After evaluation, you can choose the right one if you meet the surgical conditions. way, don’t follow blindly.