LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery procedure that can reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. During this outpatient procedure, a LASIK surgeon uses a beam of light from the excimer laser to reshape the front surface of your eye, also known as the cornea. This is done by creating a flap on the corneal surface, which is peeled back to allow the laser to start the reshaping process. Advancements in refractive surgery have made the procedures safer and more effective than ever, allowing for better visual outcomes with and more stable results. Dr. Kara works closely with many local LASIK surgeons to provide the best quality pre and post-operative care.
EyeCare for You LASIK Consultation
There are many different factors that go into determining a good candidate for LASIK. The patient’s prescription, ocular surface structure and shape, tear film are just a few things that go into this decision. After a careful prescription measurement and ocular health evaluation, Dr. Kara will discuss LASIK options with you. If you are determined to be a good candidate, Dr. Kara will refer you to a local ophthalmologist who will conduct the procedure.
Eye Exams after LASIK
After the LASIK procedure is completed, it is critical to continue annual eye exams to evaluate the health of the eyes. Patients who have had LASIK can have increased risk of developing eye disease. During your annual exam, Dr. Kara will perform a careful ocular health examination to monitor for problems such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, ocular melanomas, cataracts, post refractive surgery dry eye, macular degeneration and many more.
If you are interested in LASIK surgery, please call our Apex, NC office at 919-249-2020 to set up an evaluation.
To learn more about LASIK or laser eye surgery, see the trusted links below:
American Optometric Association – Refractive Surgery and Corneal Modification Definitions
American Academy of Ophthalmology – LASIK – Laser Eye Surgery