LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.
All laser vision correction surgeries work by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. LASIK is one of a number of different surgical techniques used to reshape the cornea. It is the most popular form of refractive surgery. Alternative procedures are LASEK and PRK.
LASIK has many benefits, including:
Despite the pluses, there are some disadvantages to LASIK eye surgery:
Some patients experience discomfort in the first 24 to 48 hours after LASIK eye surgery. Other side effects, although rare, may include:
LASIK is presently the most common type of laser vision correction procedure. It is an extremely effective outpatient procedure that is suitable for low, moderate and higher prescriptions. LASIK is currently one of the most frequently preformed healthcare procedures in North America.
LASIK can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness in people who are at least 18 years old, in good general health and have no eye diseases.
Dr. Lee is a fellowship trained corneal and refractive surgeon who will perform the all-laser LASIK, LASEK, and PRK.