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Lasik is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. In LASIK, a thin flap in the cornea is created using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser.

  • It is a daycare procedure which is painless, safe, and with fast recovery of vision. It the most popular procedure for laser vision correction.
  • The patient is prepared before the procedure with anesthetic and antibiotic eye drops, making the eye numb and sterile for the laser procedure.
  • A Microkeratome or a Femtosecond laser handpiece-is used to create a thin corneal flap which remains hinged through the procedure.
  • The corneal flap is lifted and the inner layers of the cornea are “Lasered” with a excimer laser to reshape the inner layer of the cornea assisted by an active eye tracking system , tracking eye movements and directing the laser accordingly. The laser algorithms or treatment plans are computer calculated and driven to give an accurate outcome.
  • The flap is then replaced without the need for stitches, the entire LASIK procedure thus finishes within few minutes.