LASIK, (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), is one of the most popular choices for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Traditionally, a LASIK surgeon uses a microkeratome, (a metal blade) to create a thin flap of tissue. This flap is then gently lifted out of the way so an excimer laser can be used to permanently change the cornea’s shape and thereby improve vision.
In All Laser LASIK, the key difference is that the flap is not created with a metal blade, but rather a femtosecond laser. The cost of All Laser LASIK is slightly more, but for many patients, the added reliability and accuracy provided by the laser is well worth the cost. By reducing or eliminating a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses, All Laser LASIK has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients, while other patients appreciate the cost savings available through Traditional LASIK. Both procedures, of course, are available by the experts at Nevada Eye Care.
The entire LASIK treatment is virtually painless, and the procedure itself usually takes only a few minutes to complete. Most Las Vegas LASIK patients experience major improvement in vision just one day after the procedure, with successful results even more apparent as the weeks and months go by. Recent studies have shown more than one million patients each year have LASIK laser eye surgery to improve their vision, and get rid of corrective eyewear for good.
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