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An Overview of LASIK

Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis

Step 1:

Creation of the corneal "flap". This step takes 10 seconds, is totally painless and is invisible to the patient. The anesthetic drops make every step of the procedure painless.

Step 2:

The Corneal flap is completed by the surgeon.

Step 3:

The "cool beam" VisxTM laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct near-sightedness, astigmatism, and now even far-sightedness. The laser pulses are invisible.


Step 4:

The corneal flap is replaced over the reshaped cornea so that there is little or no postoperative discomfort. Within three minutes the flap is securely attached and the procedure is over.


A human hair: etched by the excimer laser demonstrates the precision of the excimer laser.

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