Wednesday, October 24, 2007

LASIK San Francisco

LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive procedure. Over 10 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide establishing refractive surgery as the second most common ophthalmic surgical procedure, behind cataract. There are no needles, no stitches, and no pain. Prior to the procedure, drops are placed in the eye to anesthetize it and an instrument called speculum is placed in the eye to prevent you from blinking.

Today, LASIK has become the procedure of choice because the healing occurs in the interior of the cornea, and no re-growth of surface cells is required. The corneal flap protects the treated area and there is usually little or no post-op discomfort. Visual rehabilitation is much quicker and regulation of the healing process with long term post-op drops is unnecessary since the center of the cornea tends to have much less of a healing reaction than the surface.

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