Timothy B. Cavanaugh, MD
LASIK, which stands for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, is when a laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct or reduce moderate to high levels of nearsightedness (Myopia), astigmatism or farsightedness (Hyperopia). During the LASIK procedure, a microkeratome is used to gently create a flap in the cornea. The flap is lifted and an extremely precise excimer laser is then used to shape the remaining tissue to the proper curvature. The flap is carefully set back into place, forming an occlusive seal by osmotic pressure, and heals very quickly without stitches! Over the years, Cavanaugh Eye Center has enjoyed a reputation for providing exceptional LASIK to Kansas City and surrounding communities. We have helped thousands of patients realize their dreams of seeing clearly without having to rely on glasses or contact lenses. We are constantly exploring new and promising advances in LASIK surgery to ensure our patients receive superior results. More than ever before, we are able to tailor LASIK procedures at our Overland Park practice to the individual needs of our patients, treating the unique flaws in their eyes and substantially improving their chances of achieving visual independence.