LASIK

In the time it takes to browse this web page, the LASIK eye surgery procedure can sharpen your eyesight with microscopic precision. The amazing LASIK eye surgery procedure is incredibly quick and remarkably effective.

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LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a safe and effective laser surgery that can correct most cases of imperfect vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In this procedure, the surface layer of corneal tissue is folded back from its usual position. The laser then gently reshapes the surface, and the surface layer is placed back in its original position, where it bonds naturally. The LASIK eye surgery procedure takes about five minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.

Most patients say they have no pain with LASIK, and most can return to work the next day.

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LASIK, like any other surgery, has certain risks. However, LASIK risks are minimal when LASIK surgery is performed by an experienced LASIK surgeon. After a thorough consultation and a complete discussion of patient goals, LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest, most effective and predictable types of surgery one can have today. By carefully selecting an experienced and skilled surgeon, complication rates can be held well below 1 percent.

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Ophthalmology Associates continues a 40-year tradition of excellence in eye care by providing an experienced LASIK surgeon, Dr. Robert Warren, who performs LASIK with the VISX S4 with IR laser. When you choose Ophthalmology Associates, Dr. Warren is available to you in Fort Worth, Texas, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ophthalmology Associates offers a FREE evaluation with all of the necessary measurements and pre-testing to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

Call our LASIK Coordinator, Cathy Abbott, COA, today for appointment, 817-390-0099 or 1-800-647-4448.

 

What happens during LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK Surgery consists of two main surgical steps: First, we create a corneal flap. Then we reshape your cornea to correct your vision. If PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is selected as a better laser vision correction option the flap creation step is omitted as the laser treatment is applied directly to the corneal surface.

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Step 1 - Creating the LASIK Flap

First, we will numb your eye with local anesthetic drops. LASIK surgery requires the creation of a flap. The flap can be created either with a femtosecond laser or with a microkeratome, (an automated blade).

Step 2 – LASIK Treatment with Excimer Laser

Once the LASIK flap is created, the flap is then lifted and the excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea. You will stare at a special pinpoint light called a target light (fixation light) while the laser sculpts the exposed corneal tissue. The laser makes a clicking sound that can be heard during the procedure. After the excimer laser treatment, the flap is repositioned. Advances in laser technology have made LASIK very safe and a very reliable procedure.

Vision Disorders That LASIK Can Correct

Nearsightedness (myopia)

Patients with nearsightedness, or myopia, are unable to focus clearly on distant objects, because light rays focus before the retina of the eye. This occurs either because the cornea is too steep or the eye is too large.

Symptoms of Nearsightedness:

  • Difficulty seeing distant objects
  • Squinting in order to focus

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Farsightedness (hyperopia)

Individuals with farsightedness or hyperopia are unable to see near and distant objects clearly because the cornea curvature is too flat or the eye is too small.

Symptoms of Farsightedness:

  • Difficulty seeing objects up close and at a distance
  • Reading vision problems

Astigmatism

Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, which should be shaped like a sphere, is instead shaped like an oval or the back of a spoon.

Symptoms of Astigmatism:

  • Difficulty seeing both near and distant objects without squinting
  • Blurred or distorted vision when reading

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