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LASIK is a surgical procedure that is performed by an ophthalmologist and is intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
The intention of this website is to provide you some information about LASIK eye surgery.


On the other pages of this site you can read about what you should know before LASIK eye surgery, what will happen during the LASIK eye surgery, and what you can expect after LASIK eye surgery
There also is a glossary of terms and a checklist.
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser.
A mechanical microkeratome (a blade device) or a laser keratome (a laser device) is used to cut a flap in the cornea.
A hinge is left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middle section of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.
There are other techniques and many new terms related to LASIK that you may hear about.


Epi-LASIK
Epi-LASIK is a refractive surgery technique designed to reduce a person's dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Invented by Dr. Ioannis Pallikaris (Crete, Greece), the technique is basically an automatic LASEK without alcohol:
a device similar to a microkeratome (called epi-keratome) slides over the surface of the cornea, just underneath the epithelial layer of cells while suction is applied the result is a hinged sheet of epithelium that is at least partially viable it is reflected out of the way so that the ablation can take place the sheet is repositioned and a bandage soft contact lens is placed on the eye. The first cases outside Greece were performed in September 2003.




Last update: February 2012

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