LASIK also called as a Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is the laser eye surgery used to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.In the LASIK procedure, it reshapes the cornea to enable the light entering the eyes to be properly focused into the retina in order to attain clearer vision.The Laser Eye Surgery is painless and will be completed within 15 minutes.The Lasik Surgery may improves the vision without using eyeglasses or contact lenses.
In the LASIK procedure, the surgeon may uses the surgical tool called as microkeratome in order to create a thin flap in the cornea.The surgeon may then folds back the flap in order to access the underlying cornea and also removes the corneal tissue using the excimer laser.The excimer laser may use an ultraviolet beam to remove the microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea and it will more accurately focuses the light on the retina for improving the vision.
For the nearsighted people, the cornea will get flatten and for the farsighted people, a steeper cornea will be used.The excimer lasers may also used for correcting the astigmatism by smoothing the irregular cornea to the normal shape.The laser light pulses will painlessly reshapes the cornea and the Lasik will be performed in each eye separately taking about 5 minutes of time.
After the LASIK surgery, the surgeon may suggest a rest for a bit of time. Firstly, it will look like blurry vision and haziness immediately after the surgery .But the clarity will be regained and improved by the very next morning.