What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK Eye Surgery, also known as Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis or laser vision correction, is a refractive procedure that reshapes the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Patients who undergo LASIK achieve clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK offers many improvements over other refractive surgery procedures like:
- Little to no post-operative discomfort.
- Immediate vision improvement.
- Ability to drive or return to work quickly-sometimes as soon as the next day.
Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?
Before surgery begins, numbing eye drops are applied to your eye to prevent any discomfort during the procedure. The surgeon will then gently prop your eyelids open using an instrument called a lid speculum, a device used to stabilize the eye. It is normal to feel mild pressure. You will be asked to look at a target light for a short time while he or she watches your eye through a microscope as the laser sends pulses of light to your cornea.
Using targeted excimer laser beam energy, the LASIK procedure reshapes corneal tissue to correct refractive errors. This is done so that light rays are focused more precisely on the retina to produce clear, sharp vision.
Is LASIK Permanent?
LASIK Surgery Recovery
Can LASIK Be Reversed?
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