LASIK: See What You’ve Been Missing
Are you dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses because of a refractive error? Does your vision hold you back from enjoying the active life you desire?
Hundreds of thousands of people in your shoes have opted for LASIK — a laser eye surgery that reshapes the cornea for clear vision and independence from glasses and contacts. LASIK in Brooklyn is available with Dr. Samer Khosrof at Leading Lasik Center in New York. With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Khosrof has introduced thousands of LASIK patients to sharper vision without glasses or contacts. He uses only the latest technology and advanced techniques to enhance the customization and precision of treatment.
What Does LASIK Accomplish?
LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is designed to treat common refractive errors caused by myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. People with these visual problems have abnormally shaped corneas that prevent light from being properly focused. LASIK uses pulses of light energy to gently reshape the cornea to improve focusing power and visual acuity. This typically decreases or eliminates the need to wear corrective aids (glasses and contacts).
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
You may qualify for LASIK surgery if you:
- Have hyperopia, myopia or astigmatism
- Are over the age of 18
- Are in good general health
- Are not pregnant or nursing
- Do not suffer from a vascular or autoimmune disease
- Have a stable vision prescription (for at least a year)
- Have a certain corneal thickness
- Maintain reasonable expectations of surgery
Anyone considering LASIK is encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosrof to discuss the procedure and their candidacy in more detail. You can also read our helpful guide detailing information on candidacy for refractive surgery.
LASIK is performed on an outpatient basis and is a fast procedure. Numbing eye drops and oral medications are used to relax the patient and make the experience virtually pain-free.
Prior to the procedure, special technology is used to capture high-definition images of the eye’s unique shape and topography. This information is used to calibrate the laser that performs treatment.
To begin, Dr. Khosrof uses a femtosecond laser to create a very thin flap in the surface of the cornea. The flap is gently folded back to reveal the underlying corneal tissue. Dr. Khosrof uses an excimer laser to remove microscopic bits of tissue and restore a normal shape to the cornea. When he is finished reshaping the cornea, he repositions the flap over the eye, and it seals itself naturally. No stitches or sutures are needed.
Recovering from LASIK
The LASIK recovery is minimal. Patients return home shortly after the procedure and rest or sleep for the remainder of the day. The eyes may feel slightly irritated but the symptoms are minor and temporary. Special eye drops are prescribed to reduce any discomfort.
Most of the time when a patient wakes up the next morning, he or she can already notice a visual improvement. A follow-up visit is scheduled for the day after surgery, so Dr. Khosrof can check the eye’s healing progress.
Many patients are able to drive and return to work within a day or two of surgery. Side effects and complications are very rare.
Schedule a LASIK Consultation with Dr. Khosrof
If you would like to discuss LASIK with Dr. Khosrof, please schedule a consultation at Leading Lasik Center New York. To make your appointment, call 718-630-1070 or fill out an online form today.
Please fill our appointment form, and one of our team members will contact you to schedule an appointment time.
We offer our patients the latest, most effective and virtually painless procedure with rapid results for your eye care needs .