LASIK Surgery

LASIK Surgery from The Refractive Laser Specialists of New York: Laurence T. D. Sperber, M.D.

By: The Refractive Laser Specialists of New York: Laurence T. D. Sperber, M.D.  02/04/2016
Keywords: cataract surgery, Eye Surgery, Vision Correction

In LASIK, an instrument called a microkeratome is used to create a thin flap in the cornea (much like a carpenter's plane works). The excimer laser then gently reshapes the cornea beneath the flap and the flap is then put back in place. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK can correct nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness. LASIK stands for Laser In Situ Keratomileusis. Keratomileusis, which means to change the shape of the cornea, is a form of vision correction that has been performed for over 30 years. Earlier forms of this procedure used only the microkeratome to reshape the cornea. The development and subsequent FDA approval of the excimer laser with its submicron accuracy, combined with improvements in microkeratome technology allows us to perform the precise, accurate procedure of LASIK we use today.

Keywords: Cataract Removal, cataract surgery, Cataract Treatment, Eye Surgeon, Eye Surgery, Glaucoma Treatment, Laser Eye Correction, Laser Eye Surgery, Laser Vision Correction, Laser Vision Surgery, Lasik Eye Surgeon, Lasik Surgeon, Lasik Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Vision Correction

Contact The Refractive Laser Specialists of New York: Laurence T. D. Sperber, M.D.

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