|It is not just Lasik anymore. There is a large number of
different eye surgery technique choices.
A “flap” of the front of the cornea is created, moved
aside, a laser removes tissue to reshape the cornea, then the
flap is repositioned over the treatment area.
Identical to Lasik except the “flap” is
created with a laser rather than a metal blade.
The outermost layer of cells on the cornea is removed,
and then a laser reshapes the cornea. The cells quickly reproduce
and cover the treatment area.
Same as PRK, except the outermost layer of cells
are saved and repositioned over the treatment area after laser
Same as PRK, except outermost layer of cells are separated from
the underlying cornea with a special mechanical device and repositioned
over the treatment area after laser sculpting.
A probe emits radio waves at spots along the edge of
the cornea, causing tissue shrinkage that reshapes the cornea.
An artificial helper lens is added within the eye,
either just in front or just behind the iris (colored portion
The natural lens within the eye is removed and replaced
with an artificial lens that corrects vision.
Correcting one eye for near vision and one eye
for distance vision to reduce the need of reading glasses or
A technique to create a unique “fingerprint”
of a person’s vision for a custom map to guide the laser. May
be used for Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, or Epi-Lasik.
Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?
If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional
or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization.
Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.
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