What will your vision be like after LASIK?
The visual results of LASIK are usually
very rapid; you may be able to see more clearly within hours of the
procedure. However, it is common for vision to fluctuate for several
weeks or months as your eyes heal. Your individual results will
depend on a number of factors, such as your age, the amount of correction
you need, and your individual healing characteristics. The goal of
LASIK is to enable you to see as well as - or perhaps better than - you
currently see with glasses or contacts.
Is LASIK safe?
LASIK is the most commonly performed
vision correction procedure in the United States. Long-term studies
indicate that LASIK is safe and effective. Consistently excellent
results and LASIK's rapid healing have made it extremely popular with
patients. It is widely accepted by eye doctors as a legitimate
alternative to dependence on glasses and contact lenses. However,
there are risks with any medical procedure. Dr. Sklar will explain
these risks, any complications and possible side effect that you might
What to Expect During Surgery.
LASIK is performed in a surgical suite in
the Beaumont Professional Building (Royal Oak, MI). The entire
procedure takes approximately 15 minutes per eye.
The day of the procedure you will be given a
mild sedative. There are no needles or injections. Numbing drops allow the
LASIK to be performed pain free.
Read the box below for information on the
type of Laser technology Dr. Sklar uses.
VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser
The VISX STARô platform's
heritage of dependability and performance is well known. The STAR
S4 from VISX has a faster chair, automatic alignment for both
eyes, horizontal alignment capability, multiple treatments,
Variable Spot Scanning, and 3D ActiveTrak. (ActiveTrak
insures that if the patient's eye moves during surgery, the
tracking system still follows the eye, providing accurate vision
Our VISX Star S4 excimer laser has
state of the art technology in optics, precision eye tracking, and
sophisticated variable beam delivery combining to provide the most
predictable precise laser vision correction possible. The S4
laser includes the latest updates in hardware and software,
making sure every available improvement is implemented to expand
the laser's capabilities and accuracy.
The VISX Star S4 excimer laser
removes the smallest amount of corneal tissue of any laser
available. This gives shorter treatment times and
greater flexibility to personalize the laser treatment
resulting in precise consistently accurate outcomes every time.
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