Your step-by-step guide to Lasik surgery

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013


Because of the increased interest in the Lasik procedure and how it has drastically improved the way so many patients are able to see you today, our facility, the Cornea Consultants of Arizona, have been receiving numerous questions about what really goes on during this procedure.

In our effort to lay out all the facts for our patients, here is a LASIK surgery step-by-step:

  1. The doctor will use a speculum to hold the eyelids open
  2. A microkeratome laser is used to create an incision for the corneal flap. Traditionally, this was done using a blade, but recent advancements in optical surgery have shifted to the use of lasers because they are more precise and produce significantly less bleeding and scarring.
  3. The corneal flap will be lifted
  4. Using a specially designed laser beam, the cornea will be reshaped according to the patient’s requirement. The laser can flatten or make the corneous steeper depending upon the condition that needs to be corrected.
  5. The corneal flap will be put back in place
  6. The incision will be allowed to heal

Using this perspective, LASIK surgery does not seem like a very complicated procedure at all, assuring patients that this procedure is not the intimidating, risky process that most people think it to be. In fact, it will take only about 10 minutes for the procedure to be carried out on each of the patient’s eyes. That is about 20 life-altering minutes that can change the way you see the world.

Call us today at 602-258-4321 and let’s talk about how LASIK surgery at Cornea Eye Care in Arizona can work for you

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