LASIK is a surgical procedure that is intended to reduce or eliminate a person's dependency on glasses or corrective lenses.
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a surgery that permantly changes the shape of a person's cornea, using a excimer laser. The cornea is the clear covering of the front of your eye. A blade device called a mechanical microkertome or a laser keratome, is used to cut the flap of your cornea open and leave a hinge on one end of your cornea that is still attached. This flap is folded back revealing the stroma, which in the middle section of your cornea. A computer controlled laser sending laser pulses to vaporize a portion of the stroma, and then the flap is replaced to heal.
Below is a video that summarizes a few of the risks that LASIK surgery can cause as well as other important information. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office to schedule a consultation!