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LASIK Surgery. Camellia Gardens Eye Center. What is LASIK?. Procedure uses computer controlled laser to reshape cornea Surgical procedure to correct Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism LASIK is acronym for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis. What Does LASIK Involve?.

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lasik surgery

LASIK Surgery

Camellia Gardens Eye Center

what is lasik
What is LASIK?
  • Procedure uses computer controlled laser to reshape cornea
  • Surgical procedure to correct
    • Myopia
    • Hyperopia
    • Astigmatism
  • LASIK is acronym for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis
what does lasik involve
What Does LASIK Involve?
  • Patient is given sedative and eye is anesthetized
  • Computer-guided scalpel cuts thin layer (flap) of cornea
  • Flap is lifted and moved to the side
  • Laser is carefully aligned over cornea
  • Computer-controlled laser burns away tissue to reshape cornea
  • Flap is returned to original position
  • Patient is observed for 1 hour and needs assistance driving home
how well does lasik work
How Well Does LASIK Work?
  • Depends on amount of correction required
  • With low to moderate myopia
  • Over 90% achieve 20/40 or better
  • About 50% achieve 20/20
  • With high myopia (more then –7D) or high hyperopia (more than +4D), fewer achieve 20/40 or 20/20
  • Complication rate is less than 2% after two years
will you need glasses after lasik
Will You Need Glasses After LASIK?
  • Most patients over 40 will need reading glasses
  • Patients who wore bifocals might choose monovision
  • One eye for seeing at a distance
  • Other eye for reading
how soon will your eyes heal
How Soon Will Your Eyes Heal?
  • Greater the correction, longer the time to heal
  • Eye sight usually improves immediately
  • For several months
    • Night vision might be poor
    • Some patients see glares, halos, and starbursts in dim conditions
    • Dry eyes need frequent eye drops
  • Eye sight continues to improve for six months
what preparations are needed
What Preparations Are Needed?
  • Analysis of eye pressure, shape of cornea, thickness of cornea
  • Schedule eye exam to determine
    • Health of the eyes
    • Current vision
  • Set appointment for surgery
  • Make financial arrangements