Lasik & Refractory Surgery Co-Management
Lasik is designed to treat patients that suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It was first approved by the FDA in 1995 and is now regarded as one of the safest medical procedure.
Surgeons and laser manufacturers have made advanced improvements in excimer laser technology and surgical techniques. When laser vision correction was first introduced in 1988, only low to moderately nearsighted patients could be treated. Now with the introduction of second and third generation excimer lasers, very-low to moderately-high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be effectively treated.
New advanced surgical techniques now have made it possible for many patients with large pupils, thin corneas or other contraindications for laser eye surgery to experience clearer vision with this more advanced Lasik surgical procedure.
This laser vision-correction technology continues to reduce or eliminate people's dependance on eye glasses and contact lenses.