We are happy to receive you in our clinic located at the heart of the Colombian capital. LASIK Bogota is now available, contact us today for more information.
Dr. Juan Pablo Aparico
Expert LASIK Ophthalmologist
Dr. Aparico graduated from the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana Bogotá in Colombia and has over 20 years of experience as an eye doctor. He is a sworn specialist in LASIK Surgery Bogota, anterior segment, cornea, cataract and refractive defects from the Santander Ophthalmic Foundation.
Dr. Aparico is also a proud active member of the Colombian Society of Ophthalmology, the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
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FAQ of LASIK Bogota
Most frequent questions and answers
LASIK surgery is usually completed in 30 minutes or less. During the procedure, you lie on your back in a reclining chair. You may be given medicine to help you relax. After numbing drops are placed in your eye, your doctor uses an instrument to hold your eyelids open.
Using a programmed laser, your eye surgeon reshapes parts of your cornea. With each pulse of the laser beam, a tiny amount of corneal tissue is removed. After reshaping the cornea, the surgeon lays the flap back into place. The flap usually heals without stitches.
Immediately after surgery, your eye might itch, burn and be watery. You’ll probably have blurred vision. You generally will experience little pain, and you’ll usually recover your vision quickly.
You’ll have a follow-up appointment with your eye doctor one to two days after surgery. He or she will see how your eye is healing and check for any complications. Plan for other follow-up appointments during the first six months after surgery as your doctor recommends.
It might be a few weeks before you can start to use cosmetics around your eyes again. You might also have to wait several weeks before resuming strenuous contact sports, swimming or using hot tubs.
Follow your doctor’s recommendations about how soon you can resume your normal activities.
Certain health conditions can increase the risks associated with LASIK surgery medellin or make the outcome less predictable. Doctors may not recommend laser refractive surgery for you if you have certain conditions, including:
- Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
- A weakened immune system caused by immunosuppressive medications or HIV
- Persistent dry eyes
- Unstable vision due to medications, hormonal changes, pregnancy, breast-feeding or age
- Keratitis, uveitis, herpes simplex affecting the eye area, glaucoma, cataracts, eye injuries or lid disorders
If you wear contact lenses, which can change the shape of your cornea, you might have to stop wearing them a little while before your surgery and wear only your glasses. Your doctor will provide specific guidelines depending on your situation and how long you’ve been a contact lens wearer.
Before surgery, your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of LASIK in Bogota, what to expect before and after surgery, and any questions you may have.
Steps you can take to prepare for surgery include:
- Arrange for a ride home. You’ll need to have someone drive you to and from your place of surgery. Immediately after surgery, you might still feel the effects of medicine given to you before surgery, and your vision may be blurry.
- Skip the eye makeup. Don’t use eye makeup, cream, perfumes or lotions on the day before and the day of your surgery. Your doctor may also instruct you to clean your eyelashes daily or more often in the days leading up to surgery, to remove debris and minimize your risk of infection.