WHAT IS LASIK?
LASIK is an acronym that stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. An outpatient procedure that uses an FDA-approved excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. LASIK is a type of refractive laser eye surgery that is used for correcting myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. It helps to reduce or remove a person’s dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
LASIK surgery may reduce or eliminate the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Improving you vision means improving your lifestyle.
LASIK Screening ( Suitability Test )
1.Visual Acuity test
7.Cornea and Lens examination
8.Eye pressure Check
LASIK 3 Step Procedure
First step of LASIK involves the creation of a small corneal flap.
Using an instrument called a microkeratome, the surgeon creates
a small protective flap of corneal tissue that is gently lifted back.
The second step involves the use of the VISX Star S4Excimer Laser.
The laser applies a cool beam of light which gently reshapes the cornea
allowing images to be more sharply focused on the retina to correct the
individual refractive error.
Finally, the protective flap that was created in Step 1 is gently placed back
to its original position and begins healing immediately with little discomfort.
Vision is expected to improve within the next few days after the surgery.
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