Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)

Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) from Yavitz Eye Center

By: Yavitz Eye Center  02/23/2015
Keywords: Laser Eye Surgery, Lasik, Lasik Surgery

Refractive surgery is surgical correction of the eye which involves reshaping the cornea in order to alleviate the need for glasses to see at distance. LASIK is one of several surgical techniques used for the correction of myopia and astigmatism. LASIK can be performed even after cataract surgery to eliminate the need for glasses. LASIK is a procedure which combines excimer laser with the use of an automated lamellar corneal keratome to treat farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. Step 1: A thin layer of cornea is precisely sculpted and folded back using the microkeratome. Step 2: Using an excimer laser, an exact amount of corneal tissue is removed within seconds. Step 3: The hinged flap of corneal tissue is folded back into place allowing it to adhere without the need for stitches. Dr. Yavitz has taught LASIK around the world and several patents for devices used to make LASIK a safer, more predictable surgery. We use the NIDEK excimer laser which is the only slit beam scanning laser which can be adjusted for pupil size out to 9mm. Many other lasers used today have a fixed treatment diameter of 6.5mm. If your pupils are 6mm or more at night, that leads to halos, glare and reduced night vision.

Keywords: Corrective Laser Eye Surgery, Laser Eye Correction, Laser Eye Surgeon, Laser Eye Surgery, Laser Vision Surgery, Lasik, Lasik Eye Surgeon, Lasik Surgeon, Lasik Surgery

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