What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK is a surgical procedure for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism. During the LASIK procedure, your surgeon first creates a precise, hinged corneal flap using a femtosecond laser. An excimer laser then ablates (reshapes) the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern exclusive to the patient’s eye and refractive error. Following the lasering process, the flap is gently repositioned. The entire process is generally completed within 15 minutes with little discomfort for the patient and quick visual recovery.
Benefits of LASIK
- Patients typically do not experience pain
- Patients do not require any bandages or stitches
- Patients may resume their normal schedule within 24 hours