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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. Furthermore, New Eyes is one of the only practices in Nevada to utilize an ultra-precise type of All-Laser LASIK technology called Z-LASIK that enables patients to achieve superior vision correction with faster recovery times and improved patient comfort.

LASIK: Introduction

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. At New Eyes, Dr. Stafeeva performs this procedure with Z-LASIK technology, which can create a more precise incision compared to other All-Laser LASIK procedures. This state-of-the-art device is also able to address a larger surface area, leading to unparalleled vision correction. 

LASIK: What is LASIK

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

With LASIK, many people now qualify as candidates for laser vision correction. Good candidates for LASIK include:

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.

Love New Eyes and the docs there. Been going there for three years since I moved to Vegas and I highly recommend this excellent team to care for your precious eyes.

Gayle Bernadette Ayala

May 05, 2018

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How Is LASIK Performed?

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. After carefully selecting the shape and position of the flap, Dr. Stafeeva uses the Z-LASIK laser to create a super-precise incision and a smooth surface on the cornea. This is achieved through high-frequency pulses that overlap closely for greater accuracy and improved outcomes. 

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.

Is LASIK Safe?

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. Additionally, the Z-LASIK laser used at New Eyes is designed to provide a higher level of accuracy, leading to improved comfort and safety for patients.

How Long Is LASIK Recovery?

You will likely experience a bit of blurry vision right after the LASIK procedure. This is normal, and should fade as you recover, although many patients are able to notice a significant improvement in their vision immediately following LASIK with the Z-LASIK laser. 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.

How Long Will My Vision Be Blurry After LASIK?

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 or sooner, and patients often experience further 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, and patients who have undergone LASIK with the Z-LASIK laser typically have shorter recovery times and experience a higher quality of vision correction.

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.