Lasik Eye Surgery

Abigael Stephens

What is it???

Lasik Eye Surgery is the reshaping of the cornea of the eye, so that light can get to the back of the retina.

How it works

A carbon-dioxide laser is used to make a small incision in the cornea, and then shaped so that refracted light can reach the retina in the back of the eye, where all light is processed. A flap made by the initial incision is moved and altered in order to get the desired shape of the cornea.

Positive Results

Once this surgery is preformed, there is virtually no pain for the patient and results are immediate. Contacts lenses and glasses are no longer needed because the laser corrected the shape, in regards to astigmatism, and nearsighted and farsightedness are no longer an issue.

Negative Results

There are some possible side effects to this surgery. Vision having a glare, seeing halos, impaired night vision.

These is a visual for a better understanding of the procedure.

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