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.
Antonio Parrino, MilanVotazione: EccellenteI underwent PRK for hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia in January 2014.
About ten years ago I underwent PRK to correct myopia. Over the years my sight has gotten worse, then I met Dr. Badala, who proposed me ... Keep on reading this reviewa customized PRK.
6 months after surgery the result is very good: I got back my eyesight without glasses.
The only advice I can give to those who approach this surgery for the first time is to keep the eye still during laser treatment. During the operation you do not feel any pain. Two/three days after day I felt a little but bearable discomfort.
It is very important to carefully follow the doctor's instructions such as: the use of eye drops and sunglasses, rest, do not touch the eye and avoid injuries...for the first few days it takes a little patience, but in the following weeks the result is appreciated day after day.