LASIK surgery seeks to correct vision problems by changing the shape of your cornea, which is the surface of your eye. It uses a beam of light to remove small pieces of tissue to make the cornea steeper if you’re farsighted or make the cornea flatter if you’re nearsighted. It also can be used to smooth out irregularities in your cornea that affect your vision.
In any case, this procedure allows the cornea to focus images on the retina more accurately, producing better vision.
Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Weitzman uses anesthetic eye drops to numb your eyes. Because of this medication, you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
After the procedure, some patients report some mild discomfort lasting for a day or two. Dr. Weitzman may prescribe some pain medication to keep you more comfortable during this time.
In most cases, the entire procedure takes around 15 minutes for each eye. However, the laser treatment itself takes only a minute to complete.
LASIK is appropriate for most patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, and/or have astigmatism. However, LASIK may not be right for you if:
In most cases, Dr. Weitzman treats both of your eyes at the same time. However, you can ask Dr. Weitzman whether both eyes can be treated simultaneously before scheduling the procedure.
Every surgical procedure comes with risks. In very rare cases, patients may have poorer vision after the procedure, nighttime glare, and/or dry eyes. However, many safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of these complications.
Dr. Weitzman can turn the laser on and off instantaneously. The beam of light used is non-thermal, so heat-related damage isn’t a concern. In addition, the beam of light is controlled by a computer for added accuracy.
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