Were you looking for information about LASIK? LASEK is a common misspelling of LASIK.
LASIK is a laser eye surgery that has proven to be effective in correcting vision and lessening (and oftentimes eliminating) the need for glasses or contact lenses. Many different vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, can be treated with LASIK, which is a procedure that permanently reshapes the cornea of your eye. Before the procedure, numbing eyedrops are placed in the eye and an eyelid speculum is placed. The doctor marks the eye with a special marker, aligns the eye with the laser, and creates a flap in the cornea.
Potential complications of LASIK include mild inflammation; dry eyes; epithelial looseness or ingrowth; and shifted, dislodged, or wrinkled flaps. Some potentially serious complications, although rare, include infection, detachment of the retina, and thinning of the cornea. However, this is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world for vision correction, with predictable results and low risk.
(Click LASIK for more information about the expected results, details on the procedure itself, and potential complications that may occur. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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