Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

If you’re a candidate for LASIK eye surgery, you’re probably wondering exactly how the procedure works and what to expect from the laser surgery process. Here’s a guide from Miami’s best eye doctors.

  1. Numbing your eye: Before surgery, you’ll receive some eye drops that will numb your eye. This is the only form of anesthetic you will need for this procedure.
  2. Preparing your eye: In order for the procedure to work, your eye has to stay fully open and focused. Your eyelids will be gently held back.
  3. Creating the flap: In order to access the location for your surgery, a corneal flap must be created.
  4. Cornea correction: Now that the location of your surgery is accessible, your surgeon will use a laser to reshape your cornea and correct your vision. The laser is able to remove (or ‘ablate’) microscopic parts of tissue in order to allow your cornea to focus light correctly onto the retina.       For nearsightedness, the cornea needs to be flattened, while for farsightedness, the cornea needs to be curved more steeply. If you have astigmatism, the laser is able to smooth out your cornea to give you better vision.
  5. Replacing the flap: Once your surgeon is happy with the shape of your cornea, the flap will be put back into place to heal naturally. No stitches or bandages are needed and this healing process should take 2-3 days.       Patients can expect minor discomfort for a few days that will be treated with eye drops and rest. The entire surgical procedure will take just 10-15 minutes per eye and patients report exceptional results, quickly after surgery.

Get A Free Eye Exam And See If You Qualify For LASIK

At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, all of our clients qualify for a free eye exam and consultation with Miami’s leading eye doctors. We will give you a full assessment, answer any questions you have about LASIK eye surgery, our advanced vision correction center and talk to you about affordable financing options. If you require treatment or surgery, our eye surgeons can offer you the most advanced procedures to treat your eye condition, helping to restore your vision and your quality of life.

For more information on LASIK, please contact us today.

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