For those people that suffer from myopia, or nearsightedness the standard treatment is the use of corrective lenses in the form of eyeglasses or contact lenses, which have been the standard treatments for decades (centuries in the case of glasses). A new standard treatment has emerged over the past couple of decades – refractory surgery using lasers to reshape the cornea to cure myopia, hypercopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed type of refractory surgery. Roselle Park LASIK surgery is done at Palisade Eye by doctors who are among the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the area.
Roselle Park LASIK surgery begins with a consultation with our doctor to see if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. The procedure itself starts with our doctor making high-definition digital images of the eye’s unique shape and topography, which are used to calibrate the laser. Our doctor uses a femtosecond laser to create a very thin flap in the surface of the cornea. The flap is gently folded back to reveal the underlying corneal tissue. Our doctor then uses an excimer laser to remove microscopic bits of tissue and restore a normal shape to the cornea. When he is finished reshaping the cornea, he repositions the flap over the eye, and it seals itself naturally. No stitches or sutures are needed.
The Roselle Park LASIK surgery procedure that our practice generally uses differs somewhat from the traditional LASIK surgery in a couple of significant areas. Our practice uses a bladeless laser to do the same thing, eliminating the chance of human error. Also, calibrations for the excimer laser that reshapes the cornea in traditional LASIK are based on the patient’s eyeglass prescription, which is measured in increments of .25 dioptors but our custom measurements taken from the eye itself are much more precise using increments of just .01 dioptors. Contact our office to set up an appointment with our doctor to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK.