LASIK is one of the most popular eye correction surgery in the world. It is designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
The hallmark of LASIK is the corneal flap. Here, Dr. Hyver creates a thin flap of corneal tissue, which he lifts, exposing the underlying tissue. He then applies the laser to this exposed tissue, and then restores the flap over the treated area, preserving the new correction (see animation below).
Since the eye is essentially restored, visual recovery is typically rapid and there is usually little post-op discomfort. In fact, most patients can return to their normal lifestyles the following day.
For more information, read our answers to frequently asked questions about LASIK treatment.
The following animation illustrates each step of the LASIK procedure.