Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most popular procedure that we perform. LASIK is a painless procedure that combines the use of the Alcon® WaveLight® Excimer laser with the creation of a slight alteration to eye tissue to create improved vision. The LASIK procedure is effective for all ranges of nearsightedness as well as farsightedness and astigmatism.
The Lasik Eye Surgery Procedure
The surgeon numbs your eyes with anesthetic drops. The cornea is then marked with water-soluble ink to help guide the surgeon during the procedure.
A suction ring is applied to the eye to hold it steady and control eye pressure. The surgeon then creates a thin flap from the cornea.
The surgeon tests for laser alignment and walks the patient through the process.
The corneal flap is lifted and the laser beam is directed at the exposed interior of the cornea to reshape it. Because the laser is computer controlled, it can operate quite quickly and efficiently.
After reshaping, the corneal flap is lowered and acts as natural bandage. Because the eye can heal very quickly, there is no need for stitches and within 5 minutes the surgeon can tell that everything is healing properly. You will have 1, 3, and 6 month follow-up appointments scheduled.
Risks of LASIK
LASIK, like any other surgery, has its risks. These are usually minor and you will discuss them with your doctor. Always bring up any concerns you have before the procedure. At your follow-up appointments you and your doctor will ensure everything is healing correctly.
For so many patients LASIK is a life changing experience. Because we work to ensure the best possible experience, we’ll pay for your first consultation.
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