What is Lasik Surgery?
Lasik is an elective surgical procedure and the goal is improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. We use a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. The purpose of Lasik is to reshape the cornea so that the light rays entering into the eye are focused onto the retina.
With Lasik, a flap is created using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser. The flap is folded back and then the surgeon removes some corneal tissue underneath using an excimer laser. The purpose of the laser is to reshape the cornea so you are less dependent on glasses.
Am I a Candidate for Lasik Surgery?
Determining if you are a candidate for Lasik requires a comprehensive eye examination. Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Cindy Wang and I will perform a thorough exam to determine the general health of your eye and if you are a candidate. Dr. Stanley Grandon and I are board certified ophthalmologists and we will perform your surgery.
We need to make sure your glasses prescription is within certain limits and that your cornea has sufficient thickness. It is important to have your contact lenses out for several days prior to your surgery. We also need to check for irregularities of the cornea. Assuming you are a good candidate, we will discuss your options in detail.
What Can I Expect?
It is best to have someone drive you to your operation. Your eye will be numbed and you should be comfortable. Dr. Stanley Grandon or I will lay you back and perform the procedure while we are looking into a microscope.
After the surgery, your eye may feel a foreign body sensation, you may experience burning or itching. The vision may also be blurry. You will have drops to use for a few weeks and you will come into our office the next day for a checkup.