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(Portland, Oregon) According to Statista, approximately 596,000 individuals opted to undergo LASIK surgery in 2015. This type of surgery helps to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness as well as astigmatism and farsightedness. With the help of this procedure, a person may achieve 20/20 or 20/40 vision without glasses or contacts, however this is not always the case. For this reason, a person needs to ensure they choose a reputable surgeon, one with ample experience in performing this procedure. Many individuals in the Portland area choose to turn to NW Cornea Institute ( for help in correcting their vision.
“Patients need to understand that LASIK may help, but not resolve, certain eye conditions. Some individuals find they still need reading glasses as they age and others find the procedure corrects one problem and another one arises in the future. For this reason, patients need to sit down with the surgeon to discuss their expectations and clear up any misconceptions they may have before any work is done. This ensures there is no disappointment in the future,” staff members at NW Cornea Institute (nwcorneainstitute.com) explain.
Certain people find they are not good candidates as they suffer from certain conditions. This includes those individuals suffering from certain corneal diseases and people who struggle with severe dry eye. A physician needs to do a complete examination of the patient to determine whether or not they should undergo the procedure and what the expected outcome will be. This also helps to ensure the patient is not unhappy after the surgery is complete.
“Furthermore, refinements may be needed in the future. This is especially true for those patients with severe myopia. When we sit down with a patient to discuss the procedure and the anticipated outcome, we determine the likeliness of the need for repeat procedures. Keep this in mind when determining if this surgery is right for you,” the staff goes on to say.
An overwhelming majority, 97 percent, of patients witness an improvement in their vision following LASIK surgery. Individuals with mild nearsightedness often achieve perfect vision, and those with severe myopia find their vision is clearer and sharper. In fact, 95 percent of patients report they are satisfied once they have undergone LASIK.
“Contact us today to learn about this and other procedures that can be done to correct vision. Every person deserves to enjoy the beauty of the world around us. We do everything possible to ensure our patients can,” the staff declares.
About NW Cornea Institute:
A private practice located in Devers Eye Institute at the Legacy Good Samaritan Campus, NW Cornea Institute has been providing care for a wide range of different cornea diseases and injuries for more than 27 years. Dr. Mark Terry took over as director of the corneal service in 1990, and Dr. Michael Straiko joined him as Associate Director in 2011. An experienced medical group, NW Cornea Institute remains invested in patient care and offers a wide range of services. This includes Endothelial Keratoplasty (corneal transplant), simple and complex cataract surgery, advanced multifocal and accommodative intraocular lens implantation (the different kinds of lenses that replace the cataract), corneal trauma surgery, anterior segment trauma and reconstruction surgery, dry eye care and corneal crosslinking. In addition, they offer LASIK services using the Star S4IR machine in their private LASIK suite.