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Lasik Surgery

What Is Lasik?

LASIK, short for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a procedure which utilizes the excimer laser to reshape your cornea. This procedure can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

To correct nearsightedness, a small section of the central cornea is lifted with an instrument called a microkeratome. This extremely thin "flap" of cornea stays attached to one side. Next, the excimer laser delivers pulses of ultraviolet light to remove microscopic layers of cornea. Then the flap is put back to its original position. This flattens the cornea so the light rays are focused on the retina.

The Procedure - What to expect?

LASIK ProcedurePrior to the procedure, your eye is numbed with drops so you are comfortable. During the procedure you will lay flat on a chair. Your eyelids are held open with a special instrument and you will be asked to look at a small light. The laser treatment usually takes less than one minute.

Risks and Side Effects of LASIK

As with any surgical procedure, risks are involved. Prior to LASIK, risks and side effects will be explained in detail and you will be asked to sign a consent form.

For complete information on the LASIK procedure, call (330) 759-7672, for your comprehensive examination and consultation.