Essential Information for the Future
Your doctor should give you the following basic information after your LASIK surgery:
Data of your eye before LASIK
- Refraction and best-corrected visual acuity;
- Attempted Laser Correction;
- Corneal curvature readings - keratometric readings or corneal topography pre-LASIK.
Data of your eye after LASIK
- Stable refraction after 3 months with best corrected visual acuity;
- Corneal curvature with keratometric readings or corneal topography post-LASIK.
If you develop cataracts in the future, the above information will allow an accurate calculation of your intra-ocular lens power. As a LASIK patient, this is extremely important. If this data is not known, you risk having an incorrectly powered intra-ocular lens placed in your eye, resulting in the need for thick glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.