All-Laser LASIK is one of the latest advances in LASIK surgery, combining some of the best techniques into one procedure.
LASIK laser vision correction is one of the most revolutionary vision care procedures to come along in decades. Many individuals would like to significantly reduce their dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses, but common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism require them to have some kind of visual aid. LASIK, or Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, has changed that. With LASIK, the eye’s ability to refract light is enhanced so that objects at near or far distances become significantly more clear. Ksenia Stafeeva, MD is an experienced laser eye surgeon who can perform this procedure with the All-Laser LASIK technique, a completely blade-free procedure that has proven to be as precise and accurate as possible while delivering impeccable results.
What is All-Laser LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is often considered the standard laser vision correction procedure to reduce and even eliminate refractive errors like myopia and hyperopia. The treatment is designed to reshape the eye’s cornea to better focus light into the eye, ultimately improving vision and helping patients to reduce their reliance on corrective eyewear. All-Laser LASIK is one of the latest advances in LASIK surgery, combining some of the best techniques into one procedure. All-Laser LASIK involves no surgical blades coming near the eye, utilizing proven technologies such as the femtosecond laser and Wavefront analysis.
LASIK: What is LASIK
Am I a Candidate?
With LASIK, many people now qualify as candidates for laser vision correction. Good candidates for LASIK include:
- Patients over the age of 18
- Patients who have had a stable vision prescription for at least one year
- Patients who are not affected by eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and other conditions
- Patients who have corneas that are thick enough to undergo the procedure
Dr. Ksenia Stafeeva will meet with you for a comprehensive eye evaluation and consultation before the LASIK procedure. If it is determined that you are not a candidate, she will recommend alternative laser correction procedures, such as PRK, that may be suited to your needs.
The LASIK Procedure
The LASIK procedure begins with the creation of the corneal flap. Since this is done using a femtosecond laser, there are no blades involved. Your eye will also be numbed before surgery, so you should not experience pain during treatment. The femtosecond laser offers our LASIK surgeon a number of advantages during the surgery, allowing them more options to precisely customize the cornea flap’s shape and position.
In the next step of the LASIK surgery, Dr. Ksenia Stafeeva folds open the flap so that an excimer laser can be used on the inner cornea to correct your vision. The corneal flap is then returned to its original position where it seals without stitches.
When you decide to get LASIK, you want the safest, most trusted treatment available. With All-Laser LASIK, ultra-precise pulses of light are used to create a flap which is lifted to allow for reshaping of the cornea. This computer-guided technology is significantly safer and more precise compared to older methods using a blade.
You will likely experience a bit of blurry vision right after the LASIK procedure. This is normal, and should fade as you recover. You can also expect some degree of light sensitivity and excessive tearing for a few days after treatment. We will schedule a follow-up exam in the days following LASIK to monitor your progress. Most patients are able to resume normal daily routines the day after the procedure.
LASIK from our skilled laser eye surgeon can significantly improve your vision and help you to dramatically reduce your reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Results should be apparent after the first 24 hours, and many patients experience continued improvement in vision over the following weeks. LASIK is known for its more rapid recovery and earlier results when compared to other laser vision correction procedures.
If you would like more information on LASIK, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ksenia Stafeeva to discuss your options, please contact New Eyes today.