LASIK is a
surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or
contact lenses. It can treat a broad range of prescriptions such as
near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism.
for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that
permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the
front of the eye, using an excimer laser. A knife, called a microkeratome,
is used to cut a flap in the cornea. A hinge is left at one end of this
flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middlesection of
the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of
the stroma and the flap is replaced.
Carr O.D. takes a conservative approach to help to determine if LASIK is a
good solution for you. She can help to refer you to an experienced
surgeon and can be involved in your pre- and post-operative care.