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Lasik Surgery

What Is Lasik?

LASIK, short for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a procedure which utilizes the excimer laser to reshape your cornea. This procedure can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

To correct refractive error, a small section of the central cornea is lifted with a Femtosecond Laser. This extremely thin "flap" of cornea stays attached to one side. Next, the Excimer laser delivers pulses of ultraviolet light to remove microscopic layers of cornea to correct patientís prescription (Bladeless Custom Lasik). iDesign corneal mapping is used to customize the treatment. Then the flap is put back to its original position. This reshaping of the cornea allows the incoming light rays to be focused precisely on the retina.

The Procedure - What to expect?

LASIK ProcedurePrior to the procedure, your eye is numbed with drops so you are comfortable. During the procedure you will lay flat on a chair. Your eyelids are held open with a special instrument and you will be asked to look at a small light. The procedure usually takes 5-6 minutes per eye.

Risks and Side Effects of LASIK

As with any surgical procedure, risks are involved. Prior to LASIK, risks and side effects will be explained in detail and you will be asked to sign a consent form.

For complete information on the LASIK procedure, call† (330) 759-7672, for your comprehensive examination and consultation.