What is LASIK and LASIK Co-Management?

LASIK is a state-of-the-art refractive surgery procedure that can reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.  LASIK, (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) a highly effective outpatient procedure, often referred to as refractive surgery or laser vision correction. A LASIK surgeon  uses a cool beam of light from the excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eye. This is done by creating a corneal flap on the surface of the eye, which is peeled back to allow the excimer laser to begin reshaping.  Advancements in refractive surgery have made the procedures safer and more effective than ever, allowing for outstanding visual outcomes for patients.  Dr. Price works closely with top surgeons in the Indianapolis area to provide all of your pre and post operative care for LASIK procedures and to assure the best surgical outcome for her patients.

LASIK Consultation

Several measurements influence if we would recommend LASIK for a patient.  A patient’s lid structure, tear film, ocular surface contour and thickness, as well as the prescription are just a few things that go into this decision.  After discussing your interest in LASIK with Dr. Price she will most likely recommend that you have a free LASIK consultation at the surgery center to help determine if you are an excellent candidate for the procedure.

Pre-operative Care

Once we determine with the LASIK center that you should move forward with LASIK, Dr. Price can then do your pre-operative visit.  She will take more measurements and dilate your eyes to better check your prescription and eye health.  She will also be educate you on what to expect the day of surgery and beyond, review the benefits and risks involved, and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Post-operative Care

Patient’s post-operative care may vary depending on the type of surgery and patient.  Most often, patients are seen by Dr. Price one day after surgery and then at  day four, one month, three months, six months and one year.  At these visits, Dr. Price will review the patient’s medication instructions, and evaluate the vision and health of the eye.  It is very important to us that each patient is healing properly after surgery.

Why does Dr. Price Co-Manage for LASIK

The main reason she co-manages is so that we can offer patients the latest technology with the best surgeons in the area.  Yet, patient can still have the comfort and convenience of coming to our local office for their pre- and postoperative care.

Future Eye Exams

Even after LASIK it is important to have routine eye exams every year to evaluate the health of the eyes.  Patients that have had LASIK still have risks of developing other eye conditions or diseases.  Problems such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, cataracts, and macular degeneration will be just a few of the many ailments Dr Price will screen for during your yearly eye health exam.