LASIKhas been gaining popularity in recent years, particularly becauseit is a bandage and stitch-free procedure. It sounds less daunting than other corrective eye surgeries and appears to be just as painless as it promised. However, there are still certain limitations faced by laser corrective eye surgery today, and there’s still much to work on when it comes to technology that can encompass all types of refractive eye errors. So, what exactly does the future of LASIK look like? Here are some ideas:
The rise of the femtosecond
At present, LASIK is usually conducted using a microkeratome laser. The femtosecond is a much a much faster and efficient alternative. Some doctors have reservations using the femtosecond since its speed also kills more eye cells in the process. However, with the rise of new technologies which make certain surgical procedures more efficient and less risky, femtosecond may become a more effective alternative in the future.
The arrival of wavefront
With the advent of more advanced technologies, even LASIK eye surgery has evolved in recent years to even more innovative heights. Wavefront LASIK is a more precise method of vision correction. It uses a 3D map of the eye to reshape the surface. This allows doctors to provide a more precise and individualized correction. As LASIK constantly evolves, this method may become more known and prominent in the future.
Cheaper, more affordable surgery
While LASIK has been quickly gaining traction in the field of eye surgery, procedures can be costly depending on what needs to be done. However, as technologies evolve and provide even newer solutions to our age-old problems, we may find ourselves in the midst of more affordable surgery.
LASIK is already an advanced form of surgery, but this doesn’t mean there are no further evolutions that it could undergo. The future of LASIK is looking bright, and it’s time to watch out for the further changes it will undergo in the future.