Nevada Eye Care East / Southeast 2090 East Flamingo Rd. Suite # 100 Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Nevada Eye Care West / Northwest 7730 West Cheyenne Ave. Suite # 103 Las Vegas, Nevada 89129

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LASIK Surgery

Imagine being able to workout without glasses or read street signs without squinting. For contact lens wearers, there is no more bother putting lenses in, no more scratchy lenses hitting your eyelids and no more solutions. LASIK is a quick and comfortable vision correction procedure with an excellent track record of success.

LASIK Surgery Las Vegas

Prior to the LASIK surgery, numerous tests will be performed on your eyes to determine the amount of correction needed. A computer, controlled by your LASIK eye surgeon, is used to precisely calculate the exact amount of cornea that needs to be removed for each person's individual eyes.

During LASIK, anesthetic eye drops are applied to numb the eye for surgery. Next a suction ring is applied that is designed to hold the eye steady and confirm the pressure of the eye. Your LASIK surgeon then creates a thin corneal flap using a device called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser. The corneal flap is lifted up, and the excimer laser is applied to the exposed interior surface of the cornea to reshape the tissue. The computer-controlled excimer laser removes the tissue under the flap and reshapes the cornea of the affected eye. In less than 60 seconds, high-energy pulses from the excimer laser actually reshape the internal cornea. The flap is then repositioned over the treated area. This is the exact corneal flap that serves as a natural bandage, which eliminates the discomfort that may be associated with other types of refractive surgery, and expedites the healing process.

Most patients will notice dramatic improvement after their LASIK surgery. However, maximum improvement will occur over the next three to four weeks. Both antibiotic drops and steroid drops will be used for a period of two weeks following LASIK surgery to ensure the cornea is properly healing. Artificial tears will also be used abundantly to help keep the cornea smooth and moist during the healing period.

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