LASIK is the most commonly performed type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, with more than 16 million procedures performed in the United States since the technique was developed.
LASIK is performed using an all-laser technique with a laser precisely creating a thin layer of microscopic bubbles within the cornea, the clear tissue of the front of the eye, allowing a thin flap to be laid back. A second laser, an excimer laser using ultraviolet light, is used to reshape the corneal tissue beneath this flap. During this precise surgery, an infrared system tracks your eye position thousands of times per second, redirecting laser pulses for exacting placement. Upon completion of the laser treatment, the flap is then replaced in its original position where it reseals quickly and heals well over the following weeks. Most people can return to work the next day after this procedure.
OcuSight’s technique requires no blades and is done with laser light alone for very accurate results.