Dr. Dessner also does pre-operative and post-operative management of LASIK cases should you decide to have the procedure. We work in conjunction with two LASIK surgeons who have performed thousands of cases.
LASIK IS USED TO TREAT THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
LASIK uses a cool beam of light from the excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eye. This is done by creating a corneal flap on the surface of the eye, which is peeled back to allow to allow the excimer laser to begin reshaping.
Before your treatment plan is determined, you will not only be evaluated as a potential candidate for laser vision correction, but you will also receive a comprehensive eye examination and screening to detect any conditions that might affect your results. The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses. Results cannot be guaranteed. Though additional information about these procedures will be provided to help you make an informed decision, make sure to have all questions and concerns addressed before proceeding.
Depending on your individual needs, your physician might recommend one of the following forms of laser vision correction procedures:
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
Both PRK and LASIK involve reshaping the cornea with an excimer laser (an ultraviolet light beam) to correct vision. Ask us about CustomVue technology which uses a person’s unique profile to measure and correct imperfections of the eye 25 times more precisely than standard methods.