LASIK

LASIK is the oldest classical laser vision correction technique that is also the most favorable economically. It is suitable for most patients.

  

Throughout LASIK laser correction, a very thin (≈ 0.1 mm) corneal tissue flap or “cap” is created in the cornea's anterior part with the help of a particular mechanical blade or a so-called microkeratome. During the procedure, this “cap” is lifted or folded (but not completely removed). Further treatment of the exposed corneal surface is performed with laser pulses or laser ablation using an excimer laser. After corneal treatment, the flap is folded back. This does not require stitches to heal. For faster healing of the eye, the patient shall use eye drops for a certain period after surgery, and special protective contact lenses shall be worn for one day.
After laser correction, the patient may experience slight discomfort – a slightly burning, irritating sensation in the eyes, which disappears after a very short amount of time.

STEP 1.

Creation of corneal flap

STEP 2.

Reshaping the cornea with an excimer laser

STEP 3.

Placing the corneal tissue flap or "cap" in the original position

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