Progressions in LASIK are Creating Eye-popping Effects


Lasik, or Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, is a method that modifies the shape of the cornea, eliminating vision troubles like near or farsightedness and astigmatism. With new developments in laser technology, patients are describing instances of vision enhancement that include more vibrant colors, more solid contrasts and unbelievable lucidity. A large percentage of patients who opt for LASIK find their vision to be 20/20 or near perfect post-procedure.

These developments also benefit those in need of cataract surgery, since now even cataract removal can be done using a laser. Before the induction of cataract laser surgery, doctors would make tiny slits in the eye using a blade. Now, a femtosecond laser is used to make the incisions, which offers a safer and more exact cataract removal. This laser can also correct a patient’s astigmatism during the same surgery. Although some doctors still use a manual cataract procedure, more practitioners are seeing the upside to laser cataract removal. And I received credit for quiz and test grades only – no class work or homework