In terms of refractive eye surgery, LASIK is the most popular. Laser vision correction accounts for 95% of all procedures today.
LASIK, short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a highly effective procedure for correcting common refractive errors that affect vision. These errors include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from properly focusing on the retina, resulting in blurred vision. LASIK addresses this issue by utilizing two types of lasers: the excimer laser and the femtosecond laser.
During the procedure, the femtosecond laser creates a thin flap on the cornea. This flap is carefully lifted by the surgeon to expose the underlying corneal tissue for correction. The excimer laser, guided by a computer, precisely removes a predetermined amount of tissue from the cornea to reshape it.
After the necessary corrections are made, the flap is delicately repositioned, serving as a natural protective layer during the healing process. This flap acts as a bandage, promoting a smoother recovery.
LASIK offers a reliable and advanced solution to improve your vision and reduce dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
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