LASIK, laser-assisted-in-situ Keratomileusis, is an FDA approved outpatient procedure that uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision.
LASIK can treat a broad-range of prescriptions, or refractive errors, for patients who have of these common vision problems:
|Light rays are focused in front of the retina instead of directly on the retina. Near vision is in focus, and distance vision is blurry.
Reshaping the cornea to be "flatter" can correct myopia
|Light rays are focused behind of the retina instead of directly on the retina. Distance vision is in focus, and near vision is blurry.
Reshaping the cornea to be "taller" can correct hyperopia
|The cornea has an irregular shape, so light rays are focused in multiple places on the retina. This causes a double vision effect.
Smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal, even shape can correct astigmatism
- PRK, photorefractive keratectomy, uses a solution to soften the top thin layer of your cornea. The layer is then removed to allow the laser to reshape your cornea.
- BLADE-FREE LASIK method is an all LASER approach to refractive eye surgery. The corneal tissue is loosened with tiny pulses of laser light that form a layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye. The surgeon then gently lifts this â€śflapâ€ť uses the laser to reshape your cornea, and then replaces the flap.
There is virtually no discomfort and vision for most patients is within the driving requirements on the very next day.
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Possible risks of LASIK include, but are not limited to; dry eye syndrome, which can be severe; the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; visual symptoms including halos, glare, starbursts, and double vision, which can be debilitating; and the loss of vision.