In order to assess if you are good candidate for laser surgery, your eyes must be assessed with a structured examination. Besides a complete medical history and comprehensive eye exam, several tests are performed to determine your candidacy. These include:
- Dry eye testing
- Contrast sensitivity testing
- Pupil testing
- Corneal topography
- Wavefront analysis
Pachymetry measures the corneal thickness to ensure that the patient has the correct corneal thickness. Patients with thin corneas are at a high risk for ectasia (bulging of the cornea) after laser surgery.
Post-operative visits occur after surgery at one month, three months, six months and one year. You may also see the doctor a few days after surgery. The care you receive depends upon the type of laser surgery you have undergone. To prevent eye inflammation and infection, we may prescribe anti-inflammatory or antibiotic eye drops.