LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is currently the most commonly performed refractive procedure used to correct Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.
In LASIK, a very thin flap of corneal is tissue is created using a femtosecond laser. At LaserVision, the corneal flap is formed using the ALCON LenSx femtosecond laser. Once created, the flap is gently lifted and folded back to expose the underlying corneal tissue. The cornea is then accurately reshaped using the Schwind AMARIS 1050RS Excimer laser. The AMARIS laser has one of most sophisticated tracking systems available and tracks eye movement actively over a thousand times a second. It is also capable of predicting involuntary eye movements using artificial intelligence software. The laser fires at a very rapid 1050 pulses per second, greatly reducing treatment times. The flap is then carefully re-positioned by the surgeon and, within a few minutes, the flap will re-adhere without the need for any sutures.
LASIK is a safe, pain-free procedure with rapid recovery of vision generally evident the next day. Many millions of LASIK procedures have been performed in many countries over more than 20 years.