LASIK laser eye surgery

LASIK laser eye surgery is a form of refractive surgery which corrects a variety of vision conditions including myopic and hyperopic vision and also astigmatism by redirecting light into focus through the shaping of the cornea.

The LASIK procedure is relatively new, but is increasing in global practice, and makes spectacles and contact lenses redundant, giving patients a new outlook on life with added freedom. LASIK laser eye surgery requires less healing time than Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) and is also significantly less painful.

LASIK laser eye surgery treatment

In a five step initial screening process before the surgery, the corneas of potential patients are examined by the London eye care ophthalmic specialists to ensure that they are thick enough to withstand the treatment, and also checks for any other eye conditions such as astigmatism.

During this pre-operative surgery stage, the contours of the cornea are mapped using a laser. This step makes the reshaping during the LASIK laser eye surgery treatment extremely accurate. The next step of the process involves creating a thin flap of the corneal tissue, allowing the cornea underneath to be reshaped with the help of lasers. During this process, the patient is awake, but eye tracking allows the lasers to allow for movement of the eye.

After the cornea itself has been adjusted and corrected, the corneal flap is replaced and allowed to heal, which it does rapidly.

Find out if you are suitable for LASIK laser eye surgery at the London Vision Clinic.