Detailed information about Lasik
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Laser Vision Correction, also known as refractive surgery is a fairly simple, painless procedure that reshapes your cornea and allows light to focus properly on the retina and this is what improves the eye's focusing ability.
Laser vision correction is a two step process that has become widely known as LASIK, Laser In situ Keratomileusis.
For the first part of the procedure, the IntraLase laser is used to create a thin flap of the top layer of the corneal tissue. The flap is then folded up and the cornea is now ready to undergo the second part of the procedure.
For the second part of the procedure the excimer laser is used.
The laser usually takes takes between 10 to 40 seconds depending on the prescription of the person and the amount of correction needed. The laser uses pulses of energy to treat the corneal tissue beneath the flap.
When the laser correction is finished the flap is folded back down to its original position. The flap bonds in a few minutes. No stitches are needed. There is rapid visual recovery with no discomfort.
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