LASIK co-management involves post-operative and pre-operative care for patients having LASIK surgery. At our offices, Dr. My Vuong, OD will evaluate your eyes before surgery and determine the proper course of treatment before you have 89131 LASIK done. This also extends to cataract or PRK surgeries. A pre-operative evaluation helps us determine your candidacy for refractive surgery and more. We counsel on refractive surgery options while doing testing for eye dominancy and reviewing your eye health history.
LASIK is a type of popular refractive surgery that is done in a short laser procedure and allows patients to see clearly and without the aid of corrective lenses after. A medical evaluation is also necessary to determine the health of the eye and cornea. If you are cleared as a candidate for LASIK, we will consult with you and then after the surgery post-operative management will be done. This includes doctor’s office visits to ensure that the site of surgery is healing, and the evaluation of the vision correction needed after surgery. Some patients may need the use of eyeglasses afterwards. 89131 LASIK is popular with many patients in that it can achieve good vision in a short period of time. Most patients go home after the 15 minute procedure and are seeing normally by the next day.
The LASIK procedure is quite simple. Our doctor will use an instrument, called a microkeratome, to create a flap in the cornea. The flap is folded back and some of the corneal tissue is removed, in a very precise manner. The cornea is then reshaped in order to focus light properly onto the retina and provide clear vision. 89131 LASIK is good for both nearsighted and farsighted people, and also those with astigmatism. The astigmatism is fixed by smoothing the irregular cornea into a more normal shape.