LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is the most popular refractive procedure which uses the VISX S4 laser. A hinged corneal flap is moved aside to before reshaping the cornea using the excimer laser. The flap is then repositioned and adheres back to the underlying cornea. The entire procedure generally takes about 10 minutes per eye. It is very common for our patients to drive themselves back to our office the day following surgery without the use of contacts or glasses. Most patients are able to return to work the day after this procedure.
How does LASIK work?
LASIK reshapes the cornea, the clear covering on the front of your eyes, using an excimer laser. Reshaping the cornea brings the power needed from glasses or contact lenses onto the eye. LASIK can now correct most vision conditions such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism (uneven curvature of the eye). A typical LASIK procedure takes less than 10 minutes. We treat one eye and then the other.
After extensive tests and evaluation we purchased the AMO Visx Star S4 IR excimer laser. AMO’s laser system uses WaveScan WaveFront mapping. The WaveScan system is used before surgery to pass light rays into and then out of the eye measuring the eye’s unique imperfections, like a fingerprint of the eye. The wavefront map creates a custom treatment that is transferred to the laser, helping patients recover their best vision.
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