Quality LASIK Eye Surgery

Quality LASIK Eye Surgery

What is LASIK?

LASIK, short term for Laser-assisted in Situ Keratomileusis is a kind of surgery used to treat refractive problems such as astigmatism, myopia, Presbyopia and hyperopia. What makes it different from other eye surgeries is that it uses laser to correct any eye problem.  LASIK was first introduced by Jose Barraquer, a Spanish ophthalmologist in 1950.  He used laser (microkeratome) to cut thin parts in the cornea and change its shape. He later termed this procedure as keratomileusis.

Is LASIK Denver and Laser eye surgery safe?
Studies show that about 98% of patients who undergone laser vision correction no longer use eye glasses or contact lenses after the procedure.  Among all other laser vision surgical operations, LASIK is considered safer.  LASIK is also a relatively painless procedure and speedy recovery of patients is common.

How Does LASIK work?
LASIK uses a cool laser to permanently alter the shape of the cornea.  Before the procedure, a flap is structured in the cornea.  Reshaping of cornea takes place in the stroma which consists almost 90% of the cornea.  Afterward, the flap is gently lifted, correcting any refractive error.

Before the procedure, there are pre evaluation tests given to patients as well as pre-screening measures.  During the Denver Lasik surgery evaluation exam, patients are asked about their past medical history.  There is no problem even if patients have undergone eye surgery before.  However, there are still things to consider making a patient fit for LASIK surgery.

LASIK eye surgery in Denver is widely known.  In fact, in United States, there is 98 percent of success rate in LASK operations and 50 percent of patients having such surgery said to be satisfied because they o longer need to wear eye glasses to correct their eye focus.

There are many reputable ophthalmologists in Denver LASIK eye surgery.  It is very important that the patient has full trust to his/her doctor to make the entire procedure a success and to lessen any worries that the patient may have.

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