LASIK (laser-in-situ keratomileusis)
LASIK is used to treat mild to moderately severe degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
In the LASIK procedure, a suction ring is placed on the eye and femtosecond laser (or a microkeratome) is used to create a thin corneal flap. The flap is moved to the side and an excimer laser is used to reshape the middle of the cornea, after which the flap is replaced and allowed to adhere on its own. The VISX CustomView platform uses advanced technology to obtain an extremely accurate wavefront analysis of the exact amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, which is then programmed into the excimer laser to create a precise laser treatment. Iris registration and eye tracking can be used to optimize the refractive results. LASIK is performed using topical anesthesia in the Wills Laser Center.