Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis or more widely known as LASIK, is a flap-based laser vision correction surgery that can correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
What is LASIK
Introduced in the early 1990s. This flap-based laser vision correction surgery has become one of the most popular choice for correcting refractive errors.
With LASIK, a thin corneal tissue (flap), is created in the outer layer of the cornea. The flap is then folded back to expose the underlying corneal stroma tissue, which is then reshaped with an excimer laser to correct the refractive error.
At Clearvision, we provide Femto-LASIK, a bladeless form of the LASIK procedure. The flap is created with a fast and precise femtosecond laser.
How does LASIK work?
Step 1: Numbing eyedrops is administered to the eye. A suction ring clamp is applied to the eye and a corneal flap is then created using a femtosecond laser on the surface of the cornea.
Step 2: The flap is lifted up in preparation for the reshaping of the inner corneal stroma tissue.
Step 3: The excimer laser is then used to sculpt a new cornea curvature to correct the vision.
Step 4: The Flap is repositioned to its original position, protecting the eye much like a natural bandage.