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LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure
The LASIK procedure has become increasingly popular due to enormous advances in technology and smaller recovery periods following the eye surgery. Over one million LASIK eye procedures are performed each year in the United States, and that number will continue to grow as developing technologies improve the reliability, availability, and affordability of the procedure. For those seeking eye care in Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas, LASIK is one of the most common eye procedures performed due to its life-changing results.
In general, the LASIK procedure is performed in two steps:
- Making a Corneal Flap. First the doctor will use a painless, cool laser to lift a small flap made on the protective surface of the cornea.
- Reshaping the Cornea. In the second step of LASIK, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct vision problems. Once this is complete, the protective flap is put back into place and heals quickly on its own.
The LASIK procedure has gone through many advancements, evolving from the older methods of ALK and PRK. Current laser technologies make it possible to correct a more extensive range of refractive error. Furthermore, LASIK technology eliminates the use of the less-predictable mechanical microkeratome and surgical blades to create the corneal flap.
Virginia Eye Consultants uses the latest laser technology available today in order to perform our blade-free LASIK surgery at maximum efficiency and predictability. The procedure is performed in our on-site laser center, which is the only humidity-controlled laser suite in the area. This feature is highly beneficial as the humidity in the air can influence how well the eye can absorb the laser energy, which in turn affects the success of the surgery.
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