LASIK eye surgery is one of the most technically advanced refractive procedures available today. It combines two procedures, Keratomeilusis and Excimer laser photoablation to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. A thin corneal “flap” is first created. There are two ways to make this flap: a very thin oscillating metal blade in a microkeratome (watch video below) or the IntraLase femtosecond laser (watch video below). The flap is gently lifted and moved aside allowing the underlying corneal tissue to be sculpted by the excimer laser. The cool laser light is applied for several seconds depending upon your prescription. The corneal flap is then smoothed back into place. During the procedure, numbing drops are administered to ensure your comfort. The surgery usually takes about fifteen (15) minutes to perform. Shortly thereafter you are able to return home (or work) with minimal restrictions.
|Microkeratome Flap: watch 10TV Video
|Intralase flap: watch video