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Q . How long should I stay in Korea if I get the surgery?
In general, 10 days is enough to have surgery and see progress. But in cases of extremely high myopia, there may be a possibility that you are not suitable for LASIK or LASEK surgery. In this case, intraocular lens surgery is recommended instead and you need about a month.
Q . How long has Lasik/Lasek been performed?
Ophthalmologists have been using the excimer laser since the 1980s. LASIK, was first conceived in 1989 by a Greek doctor named Ioannis Pillikaris. It is important to note that the major components of the procedure have a long history.
Q . What is 20/20 vision?
Visual acuity is measured in terms of the smallest line a patient can read from an eye chart when standing twenty feet away from the chart. Eye exams typically include a testing to determine the patient's visual acuity without corrective eyewear, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. A patient who is 20 feet away from the eye chart and able to read the 20 line on the chart has 20/20 vision. Patients who can only read the larger 40 line have 20/40 vision which is worse visual acuity, while someone who can read the smaller 10 line has 20/10 vision indicating better than average visual acuity.

Consider a patient with 20/200 vision. This means they were only able to read the 200 line on the eye chart. Additionally, it means a patient with normal vision would be able to read this same line from 200 feet away.
Q . How long does it take to have the surgery?
On the day of surgery, you will be given a pre-surgery examination and final consultation. Together this will talk approximately 30minutes to 1hour. The surgery itself only takes about 10 minutes followed by 20 minutes in the recovery room. So your whole visit will last a total about 1.5~2hours.
Q . What do I need before the consultation?
Examination with consultation will takes about 2hours. And if you wear soft contact lenses, you should stop wearing them for 1week. And if you wear hard lenses, you should stop wearing them for 2weeks to expedite your examination. And you will have some difficulties to see the short distance for 5~6hours after the consultation. So please don't drive yourself at the same day.
Q . What do I need before the surgery?
Please place a series of antibiotic eye drops in your eyes to prevent any risk of infection. Don't forget to bring a pair of sunglasses or a hat, as you may experience light sensitivity. Also, you should avoid using sunscreen, make up and perfumes on the day before surgery. If you wear soft contact lenses, you should stop wearing them for 1week before the surgery and 2weeks for hard lenses as same as consultation.
Q . Who is not eligible for vision correction surgery?
The surgery is targeted only to those over the age of 18 except those with progressing myopia, and problems in their cornea, glaucoma, and uveitis. People with serious diabetes are also discouraged from having surgery since the disease may adversely affect the operation results. Additionally, it is advised to postpone surgery in cases of pregnancy, planning a pregnancy within 3 months of your first consultation and surgery.