Laser (Refractive) Eye Surgery: Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
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- Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) involves the use of a special instrument to raise a flap of corneal tissue. The excimer laser is then used to remove a thin layer of cornea underneath to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
- IntraLASIK is the first blade-free laser technology using a laser to make a safer, more precise corneal flap during LASIK surgery.
- Custom LASIK uses a wavefront analyzer to guide the treatment of additional imperfections in the optical system of the eye called higher order optical aberrations. This customized treatment can reduce the risk of glare, halos around lights or ghost images, and deliver better results than current conventional treatment.
PRK offers patients an excellent option to achieve their desired vision correction but recovery of vision is delayed until the surface layer of the cornea heals. Your doctor may recommend separating the treatment of each eye by one week.