How Does LASIK Work?

Posted by administration on October 12, 2015

How_LASIK_works.jpgMost people are familiar with the LASIK procedure but don’t always know how LASIK actually works.  LASIK starts and ends with manipulation of your cornea.

A LASIK surgeon uses an excimer laser to adjust and reshape your cornea (actually the stroma layer on your cornea).  The laser removes cells based on the amount of vision adjustment needed.  Your eyes are numb while this is going on.  Although you might smell an odor and hear a clicking noise, you should feel no pain.  With custom LASIK in Rapid City, your surgeon adjusts for those who are farsighted, nearsighted and who have astigmatism.

The surgeon replaces your flap and may apply eye drops.  Healing begins immediately and your newly reshaped cornea should be evident in an immediate improvement in your vision.

To learn more about the LASIK procedure, contact Great Plains Eye Specialistsin Rapid City today!


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