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What is lasik?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
16 doctors agree

In brief: Vision correction

Lasik is laser in situ keratomileusis.
The procedure uses a cold laser to reshape the front window of the eye (cornea) in order to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure places the treatment under a flap of tissue that is created either by another laser or a blade. Lasik is one of the most commonly performed vision correction surgeries worldwide.

In brief: Vision correction

Lasik is laser in situ keratomileusis.
The procedure uses a cold laser to reshape the front window of the eye (cornea) in order to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure places the treatment under a flap of tissue that is created either by another laser or a blade. Lasik is one of the most commonly performed vision correction surgeries worldwide.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Laser eye surgery

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis = permanent reshaping of the cornea using an excimer laser to reduce dependence on glasses/contacts.
Usually a blade or laser creates a flap, the stroma layer of the cornea is vaporized in a specific manner calculated by the computer, and the flap is replaced. If you have a stable prescription, then you can get an evaluation to see if you are a good candidate.

In brief: Laser eye surgery

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis = permanent reshaping of the cornea using an excimer laser to reduce dependence on glasses/contacts.
Usually a blade or laser creates a flap, the stroma layer of the cornea is vaporized in a specific manner calculated by the computer, and the flap is replaced. If you have a stable prescription, then you can get an evaluation to see if you are a good candidate.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Mark Sibley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: LASIK

Lasik is a very sophisticated surgical eye treatment done on the front surface of the eye (cornea) that is done by laser by the eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) that reshapes the cornea & corrects the nearsighted,farsighted or astigmatism.
The goal is to remove that blurriness & create clear vision with zero glasses. Any further discussion would be given to you during or after a lasik evaluation

In brief: LASIK

Lasik is a very sophisticated surgical eye treatment done on the front surface of the eye (cornea) that is done by laser by the eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) that reshapes the cornea & corrects the nearsighted,farsighted or astigmatism.
The goal is to remove that blurriness & create clear vision with zero glasses. Any further discussion would be given to you during or after a lasik evaluation
Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr. Mark Sibley
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: LASIK

Lasik is laser eye surgery where a flap is made in the cornea, the laser is performed, and then the flap is replaced.

In brief: LASIK

Lasik is laser eye surgery where a flap is made in the cornea, the laser is performed, and then the flap is replaced.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Laser vision correct

Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis.
Literally using a laser to reshape the cornea from within. It is a two-step process by creating a thin flap of tissue on the cornea and then using a laser to ablate the corneal tissue to a specific degree and shape. This reshaping can then allow light to properly focus inside the eye without the need for glasses or contacts. No stitches needed.

In brief: Laser vision correct

Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis.
Literally using a laser to reshape the cornea from within. It is a two-step process by creating a thin flap of tissue on the cornea and then using a laser to ablate the corneal tissue to a specific degree and shape. This reshaping can then allow light to properly focus inside the eye without the need for glasses or contacts. No stitches needed.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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