What is LASIK

LASIK is a quick and painless procedure that will restore your vision and  enhance your quality of life.

LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses

LASIK stands for Laser- Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser. Pulses from a computer- controlled laser change the curvature of the cornea and the flap is replaced.

The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. The bending and focusing of light is also known as refraction. Usually the shape of the cornea and the eye are not perfect and the image on the retina is out- of- focus (blurred) or distorted. These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are called refractive errors.

 

Reflective surgery options

We know three reflective surgery options: PRK, LASIK, SMILE and FLEX.

Photorefractive surgery [PRK]:

PRK was the first surgical procedure developed to reshape the cornea using a laser. It is the safest and easiest procedure with the lowest risk.

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The LASIK procedure

A simple and straightforward procedure, LASIK surgery is usually completed in 10 minutes or less. During the procedure, you will be reclined comfortably in a chair and given medication to assist in relaxation. Numbing drops are then placed in your eye and an instrument will be used to hold your eyelids open.

A suction ring holds your eye in the correct position, so you do not have to worry about moving your eye.  This can cause a gentle pressure in some patients. The laser is then used to make a small hinged flap in your cornea.

Using a programmed laser, parts of your cornea are carefully reshaped. With each pulse of the laser beam, a tiny amount of corneal tissue is removed. After reshaping the cornea, the flap is put back into place. The flap usually heals without stitches.

During the surgery, you’ll be asked to focus on a point of light. Staring at this light helps you keep your eye fixed while the laser reshapes your cornea. If you need LASIK surgery in both eyes, Dr. Duplessie will generally conduct the procedure on the same day.

 

How to prepare for the surgery

The long- term results from LASIK are best when the pre-operative measurements are accurate. Contact lenses can change the shape of the cornea.  Please remove soft lenses one week before surgery and hard contact lenses three weeks before surgery.

During the evaluation, you will be asked about your medical and surgical history and given a comprehensive eye examination to evaluate your vision. At this time, the following will be evaluated:

Your cornea will be carefully examined to note the shape, contour, thickness and any irregularities. At this point, it will be determined exactly which areas of your cornea need reshaping and the precise amount of tissue that needs to be removed.

Prior to the surgery, all of the risks and benefits of LASIK surgery will be explained thoroughly and there will be plenty of time to address any questions or concerns you may have.

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