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What does lasik involve?

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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Reshaping the cornea: First a flap is created on your cornea with a blade or laser. It is then lifted and a laser is used to reshape your cornea (flatten it or make it more steep), then the flap is put back down. It's blurry for a few days and feels scratchy. Eventually, your distance vision should be excellent.

Answered 11/22/2014

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Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

LASIK: Your procedure will take 8-10 minutes. Your flaps are usually made first and then the laser correction is performed subsequently. There is generally no pain. After the procedure may be mildly scratchy for a day or two. Visual recovery is rapid with most patients able to drive the next morning.

Answered 10/3/2016

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