Reference Materials for Lasik Eye Surgery Procedure
These are the following materials which can give you references
for your research on the Lasik Eye Surgery Procedure:
- Medical periodicals
- Former Lasik patients
The internet could be the source of information for Lasik eye surgical
process. Search engines such as http://www.google.com can give you
information on any topic under the sun. The key word “Lasik”
will render as much as four million websites! That is right, four
million. Narrow down your search by giving a definite topic, such
as “Lasik pricing”. Even this topic will give you two
hundred thousand results. You can search for local surgeons that
do Lasik in your location.
Searching for a Lasik in Shreveport, Louisiana will give you fifty
three thousand results. So you see, you can make use of any search
engine and it will render scores of results. You may not find it
in your first attempt but you will eventually be led to the right
direction. The internet can answer all your basic questions about
Lasik, the procedure, side effects, costing, among others. You will
even encounter more information than you thought you needed. So
start your search using the internet.
Magazines come in second for source materials for Lasik. In the
waiting room of most doctors or dentists you will see lots of medical
magazines. These magazines abound with articles discussing new technologies
and innovations in medical science. Doctors are businessmen too
and would have to make money, so they will be advertising in these
The disadvantage of using magazines as source materials is it is
not classified in such a way that you can look for by subject matter.
You might have to go through a number of magazines before you can
find the information that you need. On the other hand, magazines
zero in on specific topics and they are excellent attention getter
so you can really take note of the certain innovations that you
can further research on using the internet.
Medical journals are also good source materials that are often
ignored by many. Generally you can find there detailed information
regarding a medical procedure. Yet, medical periodicals are so technical
and not so layman friendly. Notwithstanding, this downside, they
are still an excellent source of information and just like the magazine,
it can give you a lead what topic to search for in the internet.
Another excellent source of information is the actual feedback from
people who have had Lasik. You can request your doctor for a list
of patients who have undergone Lasik and are willing to give their
opinion or feedback to prospective patients. Normally, these people
will give you useful information based on their actual experience.
They could tell you what the internet and the doctors failed to
tell you. They could recount how the operation felt like and what
after effects they experienced and if they got their money’s
worth. Of course, you have to talk to as many persons as you can
so you have well-rounded information. You could also ask your friends
and acquaintances if they know somebody who has undergone the Lasik
The four references I have discussed above could well be the best
referrals you can have on Lasik. The internet, so far, has the largest
data and you can access it very easily, but as discussed, the others
have also much valuable information to offer. They have been in
existence before the age of internet and will still be there after
a long, long time.
You cannot dismiss the possible contributions they could give you
as far as information is concerned. If you make use of all these
referrals, you will be well armed when you go and talk to your doctor
and you can judge if he or she is just after your money or if he
or she sincerely wants to help you restore your vision. Once the
doctor knows that you are not entirely clueless about the whole
procedure, then you have set your parameters and you can start seriously
discussing your surgery. Knowledge is power, so they say and in
this situation, this adage is very true.