LASIK/PRK/SMILE

LASIK vs SMILE vs PRK / Laser vision correction options - A State of Sight # 134


LASIK, SMILE, and PRK are the three most popular types of laser vision correction. All of the procedures can have great results, but there are several differences in operations.
 
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about LASIK, SMILE and PRK. Please post below if you have any questions about laser eye surgery.
 



High myopia, very nearsighted, vision correction options - A State of Sight #24


In this episode of A State of Sight, Isaac Porter, MD explains the vision correction options available for patients that are very nearsighted. Glasses and contact lenses are usually the first choice, but surgery can be considered for those who would like to reduce their dependance on glasses or contacts. The four primary choices that are covered are LASIK, PRK, cataract surgery, and lens implants.


 


LASIK Step #1 - Flap creation with femtosecond laser - A State of Sight #130


LASIK is a two step laser vision correction procedure to improve vision. The first step is creating a flap in the cornea in the front of the eye.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the first part of LASIK eye surgery.


 


LASIK Step #2 - Corneal reshaping with excimer laser - A State of Sight #131


LASIK is a two step laser vision correction procedure to improve vision. The second step is reshaping the cornea in the front of the eye with an excimer laser to include the power needed from glasses or contact lenses onto the eye.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the second part of LASIK eye surgery.


 


LASIK benefits - Natural vision, great value, water sports - A State of Sight #122


LASIK and other forms of laser vision correction are great procedures for the patients who qualify. We frequently hear from our patients how happy they are to see the world naturally without correction from glasses or contact lenses.

In this episode of A State of Sight, Isaac Porter, MD explains a few of the benefits of LASIK and PRK. Watch to learn more!



 


LASIK and PRK basics, laser vision correction explanation - A State of Sight #4


Laser vision correction can reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Isaac Porter, MD, explains how LASIK and PRK work to correct vision by reshaping the cornea. Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism can be corrected with the excimer laser in LASIK.
 



 


LASIK Raleigh, NC, PRK, laser vision surgery, Porter Ophthalmology - A State of Sight #20

LASIK and PRK are the most common laser vision correction procedures. Isaac Porter, MD explains what to expect in an evaluation for LASIK. Patients will have their medical history reviewed, their vision checked, and have specialized testing procedures. These tests include corneal topography (mapping the surface curvature of the eye), wavefront analysis (measuring how light passes in and out of the eye), and ultrasound measurement of corneal thickness. Along with an eye exam, this full evaluation will help determine candidacy for LASIK.
 



 


LASIK FAQs - Raleigh, NC - Isaac Porter, MD - A State of Sight #89

If you're tired of glasses, LASIK can be a great solution. Many people wonder if laser eye surgery is painful. Learn the answer to this question and more by watching this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD.

Also covered in this video: information about recovery after LASIK, how long the effects are expected to last, and what happens if the eye moves during surgery.
 



 


LASIK & pregnancy / effects on vision and timing of surgery - A State of Sight #102


Pregnancy can affect the eyes and can change the prescription needed for glasses or contact lenses. Because of this, we do not perform LASIK during pregnancy. The changes can take some time to resolve after delivery and we usually prefer to wait six months afterwards before LASIK.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight to learn more about the relationship between pregnancy and LASIK.
 



 


SMILE laser vision correction replaces LASIK? / ReLEx SMILE - A State of Sight #108


ReLEx SMILE is a modern laser vision correction procedure that has the potential to replace LASIK as the laser eye surgery of choice. The name of the procedure stands for SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction, which is a form of Refractive Lenticule Extraction.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this exciting treatment.

 



 


Astigmatism, toric lens, corneal curvature, contact lens - A State of Sight #7


Isaac Porter, MD explains that astigmatism is an uneven curvature of the eye that can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, or cataract surgery with toric lens implants. Astigmatism is very common and many patients do not understand what it is. In this episode of A State of Sight, astigmatism is clearly defined in an understandable way.
 



 


LASIK qualifications. What is a free LASIK evaluation? - A State of Sight #5


Isaac Porter, MD explains the tests and evaluation needed to determine if a patient is a candidate for LASIK or PRK. In a free evaluation, the stability of the eyeglass or contact lens prescription is checked to ensure that it is not currently changing. Specialized mapping of the cornea shows detail of the curvature of the eye and can help identify problems like keratoconus that do not qualify for LASIK. Wavefront testing passes light in and out of the eye to measure every distortion in the vision. The thickness of the cornea is measured and an eye exam is performed to check the overall health of the eye. Using this information, it can be determined if a patient qualifies for laser vision correction.
 



 


LASIK vs. PRK, laser vision correction, LASEK, epi-LASIK - A State of Sight #6


Isaac Porter, MD explains the differences between LASIK and PRK and the advantages of each procedure in A State of Sight. Many patients will have a choice between LASIK and PRK when they decide to have laser vision correction. In this episode, Dr. Porter outlines the differences that can help patients decide between the two procedures. Some patients with thin corneas may not qualify for LASIK, so their only option is PRK. Others with outer layer corneal haze (anterior basement membrane dystrophy) may benefit more from PRK than LASIK. LASIK may be preferred in patients that are very nearsighted to reduce the risk of haze after surgery.