What is LASIK?
LASIK is a very popular procedure in the city of Los Angeles, CA for correcting vision of patients who have astigmatism, and those who are near sighted (myopia) and far sighted (hyperopia). LASIK helps achieve this by reshaping the cornea so that the light that passes through it can be properly focused into the retina.
The LASIK procedure uses of a highly specialized excimer laser that can correct refractive errors, improve the patient’s vision, and eliminates the patient’s need for prescription glasses or contact lenses.
What are the advantages of a LASIK procedure for patients in Los Angeles, CA?
More and more patients in Los Angeles, CA are choosing to undergo LASIK to correct their vision. Here’s why:
- LASIK has a very high success rate and most patients who underwent this procedure were able to achieve their spectacle dependence and possible 20/20 vision.
- Patient’s vision is corrected with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime.
- Patients do not need to wear bandages or have any stitches with a LASIK procedure.
- Vision normally changes due to aging and patients who already had LASIK treatments can have their vision further corrected in the future.
- Patients in Los Angeles, CA who have had LASIK treatments find that the need for glasses or contact lenses are reduced or are eliminated completely.
- Since it is guided by a computer system, the LASIK procedure is guaranteed accurate, safe, and effective.
- Dr. Kagan uses state-of-the-art technology for the LASIK procedure thus guaranteeing an accurate, safe, and effective result.
What is a LASIK procedure like for patients in Los Angeles, CA?
A LASIK procedure is not for everyone. There are some conditions that LASIK will not be able to effectively correct. Dr. Kagan in Los Angeles, CA will help determine if LASIK is the best treatment to address your vision problems.
A LASIK procedure will begin with the application of numbing eye drops. A femtosecond laser will then be used to create a flap in the patient’s cornea. The thin flap will be peeled back and the corneal tissue underneath will be reshaped. After this is done, the flap will be put back into place using the Excimer laser.
Patients will be provided prescription drops for several days. Patient’s vision may seem blurry or hazy for the first day after the procedure, but after a few days the vision should be excellent where glasses and contacts are no longer necessary.
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