Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis LASIK is a laser eye surgery intended to reduce a person's dependency on his glasses or contact lenses. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, at the front of the eye, using excimer laser. Basically, it involves lifting a superficial flap from the cornea, which is the transparent tissue in front of the colored iris and pupil. An extra-precision laser is then applied to the undersurface of the flap to modify the cornea exactly according to your degree of error. The flap is then reposited in place with no need to sutures. Applying the laser beam under the flap offers an excellent opportunity to regain comfortable good vision few hours after the procedure.
In recent years, the wavefront technology has been successfully used to the big advantage of a much better quality visual outcome in eyes with higher order aberrations. Similarly, the introduction of new technolgy microkeratomes, as well as the modern breakthrough of the use of femtosecond laser to creat the superficial flap of the cornea in the first half of the procedure (IntraLASIK), has added much to the extra precision of the LASIK operation
Outside the laser room, An assistant will put an eye drop for you, after which you will be guided to the laser room where you will be asked to lie comfortably on the laser bed.