Abrams Eye Institute
n the last ten years, LASIK eye surgery, which stands for Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis, has become one of the most common elective surgeries in the country. Also known as refractive surgery or laser vision correction, LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure designed to repair common vision problems. It changes the shape of the cornea – the dome-shaped transparent tissue at the front of the eye. It has proven to be highly effective in treating near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and chronically blurred vision (astigmatism). Recent studies suggest that more than 90% of patients will achieve their desired vision after their LASIK procedure.