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LASIK eye surgery is a popular elective procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses, and some of your patients may be asking you about the procedure. LASIK surgery corrects refractive errors in the eye by reshaping the cornea. Using an excimer laser, precise amounts of corneal tissue are removed, and this changes its focusing power. Here's how the procedure is done. A microkeratome is used to cut a flap in the cornea, with a hinge left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma - the middlesection of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.
Confusion over Lasik eye surgery terminology

Confusion over Lasik eye surgery terminology

Study suggests that rigid contact lens users should switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations

Study suggests that rigid contact lens users should switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations

What is wavefront lasik eye surgery?

What is wavefront lasik eye surgery?

FDA approves permanently implanted lens as an alternative to contact lenses or laser surgery

FDA approves permanently implanted lens as an alternative to contact lenses or laser surgery

Study shows lasers safely and effectively treat eye conditions in children

Study shows lasers safely and effectively treat eye conditions in children

Implantable contact lenses more effective than LASIK for higher degrees of myopia

Implantable contact lenses more effective than LASIK for higher degrees of myopia

Majority of LASIK recipients are happy with the results

Majority of LASIK recipients are happy with the results

Different types of cataracts produced identifiable and repeatable results using wavefront diagnostic equipment

Different types of cataracts produced identifiable and repeatable results using wavefront diagnostic equipment

What is wavefront LASIK?

What is wavefront LASIK?

Custom or Wavefront-guided LASIK produces superior vision quality compared to traditional LASIK eye surgery

Custom or Wavefront-guided LASIK produces superior vision quality compared to traditional LASIK eye surgery

LASIK surgery affected by humidity and temperature

LASIK surgery affected by humidity and temperature

Pittsburgh eye center to offer refractive procedure for presbyopia

Pittsburgh eye center to offer refractive procedure for presbyopia

Information about Lasik eye surgery, a new technique to treat cataracts

Information about Lasik eye surgery, a new technique to treat cataracts