LASIK for Myopia

LASIK (Laser-assisted In situ Keratomileusis) with the Excimer Laser, is the most performed myopia 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 myopia, astigmatism 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.

 

Sebastiana Finocchiaro, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
I had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ago, I underwent the crystalline lens replacement surgery with intraocular lens implantation.

I often did not r... Keep on reading this reviewecognize, at short distance, the faces of people I met and even contact lenses could not improve my vision (I wore them all day but they gave me a considerable discomfort to the eyes).

Now I see very well without glasses. I need them only to read closely, bust just for small letters. I see 10/10 from distance and I easily drive at night.

Sure, before surgery, I had so much anxiety, but with a slight sedation I was able to collaborate, by staring at the light the Doctor suggested me to look during surgery. I was assisted well in all phases of the operation. After about ten minutes I got back to my feet and I immediately see well from the operated eye without glasses.

I underwent surgery in the right eye at first and, two days later, in the left eye. Before the complete recover, I observed a short period of rest, I carefully followed the treatment with eye drops and I wore a protective shell at night.

For me a new life has started: I do not have to wear those heavy glasses or annoying contact lenses, which need a careful maintenance. Sure it is not easy to stay awake and collaborate during surgery, but the sureness of being operated by experienced hands helps very much.