LASIK: Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
flap of cornea is surgically lifted in a single sheet allowing laser
treatment of the exposed inner surface. This reshapes the curvature of
the cornea and allows light to focus on the retina, resulting in
clearer vision. Following the procedure, the flap is repositioned and
the corneal tissue quickly and naturally bonds without the use of
for Myopia (Nearsightedness)
65 Million Americans are myopic, or nearsighted. Nearsightedness occurs
when the eye is too long, or the cornea is too steep. This causes light
rays entering the eye to focus in front of the retina, instead of
directly on it, making distant images blurry.
LASIK the laser is used to flatten the cornea, moving the focal point
back onto the retina resulting in clear vision.