How Does LASIK Work

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis)

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Dr. Atwal’s new Ziemer Z-6 “PowerPlus”  Femtosecond surgical laser offers unparalleled results compared to traditional LASIK procedures by using a laser instead of a blade. The Ziemer Femtosecond laser is utilized duing the LASIK procedure to create a thin corneal flap with a hinge. No scalpel will touch your eyes. The risk of complication is reduced even further as compared to previous techniques. And the quality of post-operative vision is better than with any other method.

LASIK involves making an incision into the cornea and creating a flap. The Excimer Laser then reshapes the cornea and the flap is placed back in its original position. LASIK is a 5-step procedure using an instrument called a Microkeratome and the Excimer Laser.

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One of the latest Laser Vision  Correction procedures is called LASIK, short for (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis). The bladeless all laser LASIK procedure has dramatically changed Laser Vision Correction for patients. LASIK’s main benefits are its high success rates in properly selected candidates, rapid visual recovery time, less discomfort and pain, and a high degree of patient satisfaction.

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Our Procedure

First, the patient is given anesthetic drops to numb the eyes and they are placed in a reclining chair for proper positioning for the procedure. A lid speculum is then placed in the eye to keep the eye open.

Second, the Femtosecond Laser Ring is placed on the eye.

Third, the Ziemer Femtosecond laser creates a thin “flap” with a “hinge.” The flap is lifted so the laser is allowed to reshape the inner corneal bed.

Fourth, the Excimer Laser, which has been programmed specifically for the patient’s correction, is aimed onto the “bed” of the cornea and the gentle laser beam, guided by a computer, is directed to reshape the cornea.

Fifth, The last step involves placing the “flap” back into its original position on the cornea and ensuring its proper positioning.

Today with the Ziemer Femtosecond Laser

No scalpel will touch your eyes. The risk of complication is reduced even further as compared to previous techniques. And the quality of post-operative vision is better than with any other method.

The complete procedure from start to finish usually takes about 5 minutes per eye. The actual time to create the flap and to “Laser” takes only a matter of seconds.

See If LASIK Is Right For You!

LASIK has made Laser Vision Correction much more comfortable for patients by reducing the discomfort both during and after the procedure.

To ensure your complete understanding we would be happy to send you a complimentary CD or DVD that explains Laser Vision Correction in more detail. LASIK and Laser Vision Correction can change the way you see.

Contact us to schedule a consultation to discover if you’re a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery today!

Watch the video below for more information on the LASIK procedure.