What is LASIK?
LASIK eye surgery is one of the most commonly performed laser refractive surgery to correct vision problems. It can be a great alternative to glasses or contact lenses.
During LASIK surgery, Dr. Katerina Kurteeva will use a special type of cutting laser is used to precisely change the shape of the dome-shaped clear tissue at the front of your eye (cornea) to improve vision.
In eyes with normal vision, the cornea bends (refracts) light precisely onto the retina at the back of the eye. But with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism, the light is bent incorrectly, resulting in blurred vision. Glasses or contact lenses can correct vision, but reshaping the cornea itself also will provide the necessary refraction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can benefit from LASIK surgery?
LASIK Eye Surgery can benefit people with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
How safe is LASIK?
Most studies show that the LASIK eye surgery poses minimal risks of complications. LASIK vision correction has been performed around the world for over 25 years. Dr. Kurteeva will review everything you need to know before confiming your suregry, and will make sure that you are a great candidate for this procedure.
What results can I expect with LASIK?
LASIK surgery improves the uncorrected vision—so that you do not have to continue wearing glasses—in most patients who have the procedure. However, there are no guarantees that you will have perfect vision.
Is LASIK painful?
Most pateints are suprised at how pain-free this quick procedure is! After your laser eye surgery, your eye may feel a bit irritated for a few hours, but most patients are quite comfortable after taking a short nap. You will be prescribed drops for your eyes to provide comfort and healing in the days following your surgery.