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Your eyes are the window that lets you see the beauty of the world. This essential part of our body should be cherished and taken cared of as if it’s a precious gem.
If you don’t have good vision, do not hesitate to take necessary action in order to address this. You may already be missing a lot of things with poor eyesight.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a laser surgery procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness, or mixed visual irregularities due to an abnormal curve in the cornea. Only an eye care professional trained in laser vision correction can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
To reshape the cornea, a LASIK surgeon creates a protective flap of tissue in the outer layer of cornea and uses a laser to remove microscopic cells in the layer beneath. After just a few minutes, the surgeon is done and puts the flap back in place, which acts like a bandage as the patient’s eyes heal. In the months following LASIK eye surgery, the patient sees with improved vision.
With this procedure, many people are able to do the things they love to do without the hassle of contacts and glasses.
You too may enjoy the benefits of the only laser vision correction procedure that has earned FDA approval to provide customized correction for the broadest range of vision imperfection – including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, and all types of astigmatism.
- It works! It corrects vision. Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK.
- LASIK is associated with very little pain due to the numbing drops that are used.
- Vision is corrected nearly immediately or by the day after LASIK.
- No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK.
- Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes while you age.
- After having LASIK, most patients have a dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence and many patients no longer need them at all.
How is Lasik done
First, your eye surgeon uses either a mechanical surgical tool called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser to create a thin, circular “flap” in the cornea.
The surgeon then folds back the hinged flap to access the underlying cornea (called the stroma) and removes some corneal tissue using an excimer laser.
This highly specialized laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to remove (“ablate”) microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea to reshape it, refocusing light entering the eye for improved vision.
For nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired.
Excimer lasers also can correct astigmatism by smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal shape. It is a misconception that LASIK cannot treat astigmatism.
After the laser reshapes the cornea, the flap is then laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed. Then the cornea is allowed to heal naturally.
Laser eye surgery requires only topical anesthetic drops, and no bandages or stitches are required.