What is LASIK

06 Jul 2012

LASIK is an acronym, and the letters mean for Laser in Situ Keratomileusis. Bit of a tongue-twister, which is why we use the term LASIK. It refers to the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of your eye, without invading the other nearby cell layers. ‘In Situ’ means ‘in its normal place’ and ‘Kerato’ is the Greek word for cornea; ‘Mileusis’ means "to shape".
 
For many of the millions of people who have to wear glasses or contact lenses to see properly, the option of having their eyes corrected by a simple reshaping of the cornea is quite life-changing. Optilase Laser Eye Surgery Clinics have successfully performing this surgery for a huge list of delighted clients
 
LASIK eye surgery is the most effective vision correction treatment available; if you got sick of having to wear a pair of glasses and thought contact lenses were a better alternative, you can dispense with corrective eyewear altogether with LASIK eye surgery.
 
Your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon prepares your eye for laser treatment by creating a small flap on the surface of the cornea (front surface of the eye) by using a precision surgical instrument called a microkeratome, or by using blade-free IntraLase technology.
 
The laser is then applied to the underlying surface and reshapes the cornea to the specific degree you need, depending on your exact issues and current prescription.
 
LASIK eye surgery improves your eyesight by treating minute tissue particles from the cornea of the eye.
 
In doing so, the cornea is can then allow proper focusing of the light entering the eye. Once this is done, the eye is covered and left to recover for a few days.
 
The results of LASIK eye surgery are almost immediate. Once the protective cover comes off, there’s a huge improvement in the patient’s vision. It’s quick, it’s painless, and LASIK is a brilliant option for suitable candidates who want to say goodbye to corrective eyewear.
 
For a free consultation call Optilase on +353 1 223 8821.

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