Refractive eye surgery helps improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you are nearsighted, you have trouble seeing things that are far away.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse.
What to ask your doctor about refractive eye surgery; Nearsightedness surgery - what to ask your doctor; LASIK - what to ask your doctor; Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis - what to ask your doctor; Laser vision correction - what to ask your doctor; PRK - what to ask your doctor
Will this surgery help my type of vision problem?
How do I prepare for this surgery?
What happens during the surgery?
How do I take care of my eyes after surgery?
What will it be like right after surgery?
Do I need any follow-up appointments?
For what problems or symptoms should I call the doctor?
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Young JA, Kornmehl EW. Preoperative evaluation for refractive surgery. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, Augsburger JJ, et al. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby; 2008:shap 3.2.