LASIK (LASer-assisted In situ Keratomileusis) with the Excimer Laser, is the most performed astigmatism surgery in the context of refractive surgery in USA. Its popularity comes from its advantages: patients recall no pain sensations and experience vision improvement as soon as a day after. This kind of surgery uses a specific instrument called microkeratome to create a thin circular layer (or flap) on the corneal surface.
the thin layer is flipped and placed on a side. Once the inner cornea portion is exposed, it’s time for the excimer laser ray to remodel it, correcting the refractive flaw. Finally, corneal tissue is replaced with no need of suture since tissues have a great adherence right a minure after this procedure.
This process is used to correct astigmatism, myopia and also hypermetropia.
This eye laser surgery is technically complex, but it by far the most comfortable for patients that want to treat myopia. This laser surgery has higher costs if compared to PRK.
Marco Scola, MilanVotazione: EccellenteFrom fear to joy! I was diagnosed with cataract, but my greatest wish was to correct also my high myopia and fear had always stuck me.
After a careful research I set up a visit with Dr. Badala and I immediately unders... Keep on reading this reviewtood that I was on the right way. With just one surgery, the doctor freed me from cataracts, myopia (more than 20 diopters) and astigmatism(about 3 diopters).
Surgery took place in the operating room, I had the shirts, the electrodes for monitoring and, given that I chose local anesthesia to do not see or hear anything, they give me a shot near the eye.
Only six hours after surgery, removing the bandage, I had already noticed an improvement in eyesight. Just to be safer, I slept with a protective shell. The next day I did the check-up and, seeing that it was successful, I set up the other eye surgery 10 days later.
Just one month from both surgeries I had the great joy of being able to see 10/10 for the first time in my life. My life has completely changed and I am very satisfied with the result.