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What does lasik involve?
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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
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Dr. Mark Sibley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: What is Lasik
Lasik involves the surgical steps by the eye surgeon to treat & remove the refractive error of your eyes.
This 1st step starts with a healthy eye & that is determined at the evaluation(s). The next is to measure your eye's prescription & find out if that qualifies. Then you will get your pre-op instructions & drops. Then on the big day you will arrive,check in, get a valium,lay down & get lasik

In brief: What is Lasik
Lasik involves the surgical steps by the eye surgeon to treat & remove the refractive error of your eyes.
This 1st step starts with a healthy eye & that is determined at the evaluation(s). The next is to measure your eye's prescription & find out if that qualifies. Then you will get your pre-op instructions & drops. Then on the big day you will arrive,check in, get a valium,lay down & get lasik
Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr. Mark Sibley
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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