A step-by-step guide to LASIK surgery | LASIK MD

Your surgeon can explain the limits of refractive error that LASIK can treat. Not all patients are eligible for Lasik Los Angeles. Patients with progressive thin corneal dilation, scarring, irregular astigmatism, and many other conditions are excluded. Your surgeon or an optometrist in your practice can check if you are a good candidate during a free exam.

Lasik Los Angeles typically takes about 20 minutes to perform on one eye, and both eyes are usually treated in the same treatment. LASIK can cause mild discomfort during surgery. However, the absence of local anaesthesia increases the discomfort. There is an itchy sensation and a feeling of firmness which usually lasts 6 to 12 hours. The vision was soon restored. Most of the patients recovered well the next day.

Where is LASIK used?

If LASIK is recommended for you, it means you are a candidate for refractive surgery. Lasik Los Angeles is generally used in patients with adequate corneal thickness, an average level of hyperopia or hyperopia, and some degree of astigmatism. It has been the most common choice for these patients over the past 15 years. After Lasik Los Angeles surgery, you can expect:

• Fast vision recovery time.

• Patients usually report good vision within 24 hours.

• Sensitivity to light, itching and laceration within 4 to 5 hours of surgery.

• The risk of dry eye syndrome can be up to a year.

• The precision and the probability of achieving acuity of 20/20 are equal (95%).

Steps involved in LASIK

  • Step 1 – Create the flap

The eye is anaesthetized with drops. Femtosecond laser pulses are used to form the anterior corneal flap.

  • Step 2 – repeat the flaps

Expose the tissue inside the cornea to be treated by wrapping it, like the pages of a prepared flipbook.

  • Step 3 – Cornea fragment

The Excimer laser can sculpt corneal tissue in seconds to correct myopia or hyperopia and/or astigmatism

  • Step 4 – Reposition the shutters

After that, the shutter returns to its original position. The skin cells at the end of the flap heal in just 4 to 5 hours.

As with any surgery, Lasik Los Angeles carries a risk of complications, including the possibility of under-correction or over-correction. It is usually strengthened by applying additional excimer laser treatment to the cornea soon after flap surgery. Post-enhancement can be done by lifting the flap and cutting it again or by mild refractive keratectomy (PRK).