LASIK Eye Surgery
How does it work?
Types of Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery
a flap is created in the cornea with the help of a microkeratome blade, or a laser keratome. The surgeon then corrects the shape of the medial cornea layer (called stroma) with an excimer laser. As the laser pulses, it makes a ticking sound. The laser reshapes your inner corneal layer to mimic your contact lens or glasses prescription. For precise correction, an eye-tracking device tracks your eye movements up to 4,000 times per second. The flap is replaced back in its position, which heals with time.
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