LASIK

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Dr. Sheth discusses the benefits of LASIK, one of the most effective vision correction surgeries available. Many patients experience enough of a vision improvement after LASIK to stop using glasses or contacts completely. This procedure is safe, fast, effective, and customizable to your unique vision needs.

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1 00:00:11.840 --> 00:00:13.980 Lasik or laser assisted insight. 2 00:00:14.010 --> 00:00:16.780 or Keratomalusis is laser vision 3 00:00:16.810 --> 00:00:23.340 correction performed on the cornea to remove your distance prescription. 4 00:00:23.360 --> 00:00:25.300 In other words, we are reshaping vaping 5 00:00:25.330 --> 00:00:29.180 the cornea to eliminate your eyeglass prescription. 6 00:00:29.210 --> 00:00:36.700 It is fast, painless and now found to be extremely stable over the long term. 7 00:00:36.730 --> 00:00:41.540 Millions of patients have now enjoyed being free of glasses. 8 00:00:41.570 --> 00:00:45.420 Even astronauts now are getting Lasik, 9 00:00:45.450 --> 00:00:49.780 showing the long term safety and stability. 10 00:00:49.810 --> 00:00:55.220 The technology for Lasik has greatly improved over time. 11 00:00:55.250 --> 00:01:01.540 We utilize wavefront technology where an instrument measures your eye from front 12 00:01:01.570 --> 00:01:06.620 to back for any optical aberrations or imperfections of the eye. 13 00:01:06.650 --> 00:01:11.570 When we correct your prescription at the time of the procedure, 14 00:01:11.600 --> 00:01:16.850 we're inputting the information from this instrument into the laser and attempting 15 00:01:16.880 --> 00:01:21.410 to eliminate those optical aberrations so that we make your eye, 16 00:01:21.440 --> 00:01:26.980 in terms of an optical unit, better than it was before surgery. 17 00:01:27.010 --> 00:01:29.340 In many cases, we're able to achieve 18 00:01:29.370 --> 00:01:36.340 better vision or better quality of vision after LASIK than one experienced prior 19 00:01:36.370 --> 00:01:39.850 to the surgery with their eyeglasses or contacts. 20 00:01:39.880 --> 00:01:41.780 Other advancements that have been made 21 00:01:41.810 --> 00:01:47.820 with Lasik are the construction of the flap that is done during LASIG. 22 00:01:47.850 --> 00:01:50.540 In Lasik, we make a flap in. 23 00:01:50.570 --> 00:01:54.780 The cornea, lift the flap up, use a laser to reshape the cornea 24 00:01:54.810 --> 00:01:59.020 to remove your prescription, put the flap back down. 25 00:01:59.050 --> 00:02:07.100 That flap self seals requires no stitches, and healing is extraordinarily quick. 26 00:02:07.130 --> 00:02:16.380 Oftentimes, patients are seeing 90% improvement within a day of surgery. 27 00:02:16.410 --> 00:02:18.220 When we make the flap, there are. 28 00:02:18.250 --> 00:02:20.380 Two ways that we can make the flap. 29 00:02:20.410 --> 00:02:22.580 When Lacey first came out, we utilized. 30 00:02:22.610 --> 00:02:27.380 An instrument called the Microkertome that had a blade in it. 31 00:02:27.410 --> 00:02:33.170 That technology is still utilized now, but we can also use a laser to make the flap. 32 00:02:33.200 --> 00:02:37.380 So now we utilize two lasers to perform the procedure, 33 00:02:37.410 --> 00:02:45.180 and that's called Bladeless Lasik or Blade free Lasik or All Laser Lasik. 34 00:02:45.210 --> 00:02:48.220 When we use a laser to make. 35 00:02:48.240 --> 00:02:50.180 The flap, there are a number of benefits 36 00:02:50.210 --> 00:02:55.700 that go along with LASIG less dry eyes and more precise flap. 37 00:02:55.730 --> 00:03:00.610 The strength of the cornea after surgery is much stronger. 38 00:03:00.640 --> 00:03:05.100 After a laser flap versus a microkeratome flap, 39 00:03:05.130 --> 00:03:09.820 the bed underneath the flap is usually smoother, 40 00:03:09.850 --> 00:03:15.100 and that's the area where the laser to reshape the cornea is applied. 41 00:03:15.130 --> 00:03:20.900 So it is conceivable that a smoother bed results in superior vision. 42 00:03:20.930 --> 00:03:24.060 If you'd like more information on Lacey, 43 00:03:24.080 --> 00:03:26.880 please call my office and make an appointment for a free evaluation.

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Sheth Horsley Eye Center

The ophthalmologists at Sheth Horsley Eye Center have been serving the community's eye care needs for over 50 years. Our doctors are members of various prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

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