19
Mar

Risks Associated With Eye Lasik Surgery

Lasik eye surgery is a procedure that people with eye conditions go through so that they can have better eyesight. After the procedure, one does not need to depend on eye contacts or glasses. It is a surgical process and many people who go through it achieve better vision due to the advancement of the laser technology.

According to Lasik eye surgery Miami, in spite of the high levels of success, there are some skeptics. Here are some of the reasons as to why some people would prefer not to go on with the process

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When undergoes this process, the night time vision is somehow weakened. After the surgery, LASIK patients may not be able to see properly at night like during the day. When such complication arises, the patients are advised to go through another surgery to correct the problem.

Infection

This is the most common problem that is experienced by LASIK patients.
The patients may notice the eye is becoming red or it is oozing. This is however not a serious issue. Eye drops and antibiotics can control the infections.

Under correction/Overcorrection

During the procedure, eye surgeons use advanced technology to determine the amount of laser energy that will be used in removing the exact amount of tissues from the cornea. However, sometimes the adjustment of the cornea is not perfect. This might lead to the removal of excess corneal tissues. In some cases, a little tissue is removed. This leads to the problem of over correction or under correction. Some surgeons, however, offer free LASIK surgery follow ups so as to correct such issues.

Dry eye

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Flap-related risk

When the surgeons are performing the procedure, they create a flap in the cornea region using a hand device called a special laser. On normal occasions, a surgeon creates a flap that has suitable thickness and edges. Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, they may create a flap that is too thick or one that does not have edges at all. This means that after the surgery, a second surgery might be needed to correct the flap. It is a good thing that the chances of this complication has been reduced to almost zero due to advanced laser technology.

18
Mar

Beginner’s Guide To Non-Invasive Back Surgery

The idea of non-invasive back surgery may seem inherently contradictory. Most wonder how a surgical procedure truly be noninvasive? Isn’t the nature of surgery that it is inherently intrusive? While this may have been true in years past, recent advancements in medical technology have revolutionized many back procedures, allowing some surgery to be completed on an outpatient basis without even requiring general anesthesia. While they may not be considered entirely non-invasive in the truest sense, they’re as minimally invasive as you can imagine. How is this possible?

Beginner’s guide to non-invasive back surgery

The history of invasive surgery

Historically, if an individual was suffering from chronic back pain, and all conservative, nonsurgical treatments failed to deliver the results that they required, the only real avenue that remained was an open spine surgery, such as spinal fusion. During this operation, the patient would be admitted to the hospital, sedated, and a large incision would need to be made to provide the surgeon with room to operate.

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The problem with this approach is that while it can be effective in the long-term, it also is major surgery, which requires lengthy recovery and rehabilitation for the patient to regain full strength. What’s more, as is the case with any highly intrusive surgery, the patient must balance the potential risks for post-operative complications versus the discomfort caused by their condition.

Non-invasive back surgery

On the other hand, non invasive back surgery, or at least minimally invasive surgery, has grown exceedingly popular in recent years because it mitigates many of these risks because of the nature of the procedure. Rather than requiring a large incision to be made and the muscles that support the back to be cut, surgical instrumentation is inserted for access to the spine through a very small incision in the back – usually less than an inch long. A series of telescoping tubes is carefully threaded into the incision, and soft tissue is pushed aside, rather than cut, which greatly limits collateral damage to the muscles, ligaments, and other tissue in the area.

How non-invasive surgery works

In many ways, this type of surgery is very similar to arthroscopic knee surgery, which has been widely used for years. Various surgical hardware, including a laser, camera, suction, and other tools are carefully inserted through the tubes, allowing the surgeon to make the necessary fix in the spinal canal, whether it be removing degenerated disc materials, bone spurs, inserting stabilization hardware, or anything else.

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Then, when the procedure is completed, the patient normally can expect several weeks of light rehabilitation, and almost always is released home the same day as the procedure itself.