LASIK can truly change your life. You can experience the freedom of seeing clearly when playing sports, swimming, even something as simple as seeing the alarm clock when getting up in the morning.
LASIK (Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis) combines two sophisticated techniques to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.
The first technique involves the use of an automated instrument, the microkeratome to create a thin protective layer of corneal tissue (flap) that covers the area to be sculpted by the laser. This flap allows for rapid recovery of vision and reduces discomfort after the procedure.
The second technique uses the excimer laser to sculpt the underlying cornea, correcting the refractive error. The eye is not patched, but a protective shield is placed over the eye to prevent inadvertent rubbing of the eye. Visual recovery is typically rapid, and there is little or no post-operative pain. Eye drops, including an antibiotic and steroid are taken for a week.
In 1989, Ioannis Pallikaris performs laser ablation under a flap of cornea and coined the acronym “LASIK” (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis).
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Thank you for considering the Newman Eye Center for your LASIK procedure. Call today for a free screening to see if you’re a candidate for the LASIK procedure.