What is LASIK?  

LASIK is a refractive procedure introduced in 1991. This is the most common type of laser vision correction in the world today for correcting shortsightedness (myopia), longsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

The procedure involves numbing the eye with anaesthetic eye drops. The eye is marked with a temporary dye to assist the surgeon in repositioning the corneal flap. After being carefully positioned under the laser, a speculum is inserted to keep the eye open and prevent blinking.

Next, an instrument known as a microkeratome is used to create a hinged flap on the cornea. After the flap is lifted, the surgeon uses excimer laser to reshape the inner layers of the cornea without damaging the surface. The flap is then replaced without the need for stitches.

The surgeon will examine the flap carefully before discharging you from the laser clinic. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes. There is no hospital stay required.

 

 

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