LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis, with Keratomileusis meaning surgical improvement of the cornea's refractive capabilities, i.e. usually to overcome the defects of myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism (distorted vision).
The process involves first cutting a corneal flap to allow access to the ...
Post-operative complications include the following:
Visually significant wrinkles or striae in the flap (1%)
Dislocated flap (early postoperative period)
Infection (early postoperative period; very rare; < 0.02%)
Diffuse intralamellar keratitis (< 0.1%)
Epithelial ingrowth (early to late postoperative; 1-2%)
Under/overcorrection (see results)
LASEK and LASIK - cut a flap in the eye, use a laser to remove material underneath to reshape the lens and correct vision. LASIK has been around for a while, so there have been a lot of improvements and modifications, and there are a lot of variations of it.
PRK - similar to LASIK, but no flap is cut. Instead a surface layer of cells is ...
This is not my professional area of expertise -- however I had Lasik done years ago when there weren't many "experienced" optometrists to choose from. The optometrist I saw said he was one of the first in the field to do it.
I'm embarrassed to say I paid $6,700 for the procedure (I guess this post is somewhat a rant as I think I was overcharged)
After I ...
Risks of LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) can include:
Vision loss due to infection,
The researchers calculated the risk of significant vision loss consequence of LASIK surgery to be closer to 1-in-10,000 cases.
These aberrations include 'starbursts', 'ghosting', 'halos' and others.
Although it is ...