LASIK can be used to treat short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK is a two-step procedure involving two different lasers.
Initially, a Femtosecond Laser cuts a thin flap on the surface of the cornea, which is then turned like a page to expose the bed of the cornea. Following this, an Excimer Laser applies a computer-generated contour to reshape the cornea permanently. Once complete, the flap is replaced onto the newly contoured surface, to which it adheres without the need for stitches. Surgery is usually performed on both eyes on the same day and, because self-healing begins immediately, most patients can resume normal activities, including driving, the next day.