LASIK, laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a type of eye surgery used to correct vision in patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism.
During LASIK eye surgery, an ophthalmologist uses laser correction to reshape the cornea of the patient’s eye. This process allows light to travel through the eye properly and focus onto the retina, located in the back part of the eye. LASIK is the most popular means for correcting vision and reshaping the cornea.
Southern Eye Group of Alabama offers premier LASIK eye surgery performed by our experienced ophthalmologists. Learn more about the procedure by continuing
to read below.
1. Your ophthalmologist will use a laser to carefully cut and create a thin circular flap in the cornea.
2. This small flap is then folded back by your ophthalmologist to access the cornea underneath.
3. Your ophthalmologist will then remove some microscopic corneal tissue to reshape the cornea. This is the key step in the eye surgery
because it will allow light to be more accurately focused on the retina, and therefore improve the patient’s vision.
4. Different corneal shapes are required depending on each patient’s vision. For nearsighted patients, your ophthalmologist will flatten the
cornea; for farsighted patients, the cornea will become steeper; and for individuals with an astigmatism, the cornea will be smoothed into a
more regular shape.
With every surgical procedure, there are always risks that need to be taken into account. When it comes to LASIK eye surgery, remember:
If you’re interested in improving your vision, please schedule a LASIK eye surgery consultation at our Mobile or Fairhope, AL office. One of our skilled and experienced ophthalmologists would be happy to talk through the procedure with you, assess whether it is the correct option for your vision needs, and answer any questions you may have. Clearer and better vision could be just around the corner! Contact the team at Southern Eye Group of Alabama now!