Eye Surgery: Both Eyes at Once or One at a Time?
When it comes to receiving eye surgery, many patients may feel a little anxious, which is entirely understandable. Surgery can be a daunting task to undertake, with many feeling uneasy about the operation itself and the results of the procedure. Some choose to have just one eye surgery performed at a time, so that they may manage the entire process easier. Some, however, are worried that you may only perform an operation on one eye at a time. In such a case, it will all depend on the type of surgery performed.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common eye procedures performed in the country. Cataracts are a clouding of the lenses, which occur gradually over time. This can lead to the inability to see properly and perform everyday tasks on your own.
As men and women get older, cataracts may begin to form in one or both eyes. Performing surgery on both eyes at the same time is entirely possible on the same day. There is a risk involved with doing such a surgery all at once, of course. Many patients are prone to infections in one eye that can quickly spread to the other if operated on. Your doctor will determine the risks and benefits.
LASIK Eye Surgery
When it comes to laser eye surgery or LASIK, most surgeons will only perform the operation on a single eye at a time. A surgeon will then schedule the second eye for a different appointment. Of course, the surgery is often performed on the same day, just separated. Overall, the procedure is simply one at a time, though.
For more information on eye surgeries – LASIK or cataract surgery – please do not hesitate to call Yes Eye Specialists today at 954-452-6889. We would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.