LASIK, Conshohocken & Philadelphia

What is LASIK?

The LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) process has been used since the late 1990s to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

In this procedure, the surgeon cuts a hinged corneal flap composed of the outermost portion of the cornea. The computer-controlled excimer laser then reshapes the underlying exposed cornea. This minimizes discomfort and promotes rapid recovery. The surgeon then puts the flap back into place.

LASIK resembles PRK in that both procedures use the excimer laser to change the refractive error. However, because the surgeon creates the flap, LASIK preserves the epithelium and outermost corneal stroma. As a result, the surface of eyes treated with LASIK heals faster than those treated with PRK. Most patients achieve good vision the day following surgery. Furthermore, patients experience less discomfort.

For more information and to find out if you are a candidate for laser vision correction, please call our office at Conshohocken Office Phone Number 610-397-1747 to schedule a complimentary screening appointment.