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After 30 years of research and development the Excimer Laser was found to have special properties and can be used in correcting eye related impairments. LASIK or Laser-assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis is a type of refractive surgery using a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve vision acuity.
First, your eye surgeon uses a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser to create a thin,circular flap in the cornea. The hinged flap is then folded back to gain access to the underlying cornea, corneal tissue is then removed using an Excimer Laser. This highly specialized laser uses a cool UV light beam to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea to reshape it so it more accurately focuses light on the retina for improved vision.
For nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired. After the laser reshapes the cornea, the flap is then laid back in place,covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed. Then the cornea is allowed to heal naturally. Laser eye surgery requires only topical anesthetic drops, and no bandages or stitches are required. Patients will be able to recover sooner and be able to return to work
the very next day.
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