Lasik

LASIK has become one of the most common elective surgical procedures in the United States. The surgery is painless, and it eliminates or reduces your dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see objects clearly. Patients are usually able to see dramatically better within 12 to 24 hours after their LASIK procedure.

We are proud to offer VICTUS Femtosecond All Laser Lasik, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), and other refractive procedures for our patients. Our refractive surgeons, Dr. Noaman Sanni and Dr. Debra Koloms have over 25 years of combined experience performing refractive surgery and have performed thousands of refractive surgeries.

The VICTUS platform is designed for:

Versatility               Precision               Quality               Speed              Visualization

VICTUS™ Femtosecond Laser Platform

When performing all laser LASIK, our physicians use a gentle laser to create the corneal flap. This technology, also used to facilitate laser cataract surgery, allows them to better customize the corneal flap for each patient. As the name states, no blades are used in this kind of laser eye surgery.

Femtosecond lasers emit optical pulses of extremely short duration, as short as one-quadrillionth of a second. These ultra-short pulses do not transfer heat or shock to the material being cut and can make surgical incisions with extreme precision.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the popular LASIK procedure. Though PRK recovery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients.

Like LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery, PRK works by reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser, allowing light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clear vision.

The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that in LASIK surgery a thin, hinged flap is created on the cornea to access the treatment area, whereas in PRK the cornea’s entire epithelial (outer) layer is removed to expose the area and no flap is created. For both PRK and LASIK, the excimer laser then sculpts the stromal layer of the cornea to correct your refractive error.

Contact us to learn more about your LASIK vision options.

Lasik FAQ

LASIK has become one of the most common elective surgical procedures in the United States. The surgery is painless, and it eliminates or reduces your dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see objects clearly. Patients are usually able to see dramatically better within 12 to 24 hours after their LASIK procedure.

 

We are proud to offer VICTUS Femtosecond All Laser Lasik, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), and other refractive procedures for our patients. Our refractive surgeons, Dr. Noaman Sanni and Dr. Debra Koloms have over 25 years of combined experience performing refractive surgery and have performed thousands of refractive surgeries.

VICTUS™ Femtosecond Laser Platform

When performing all laser LASIK, our physicians use a gentle laser to create the corneal flap. This technology, also used to facilitate laser cataract surgery, allows them to better customize the corneal flap for each patient. As the name states, no blades are used in this kind of laser eye surgery.

Femtosecond lasers emit optical pulses of extremely short duration, as short as one-quadrillionth of a second. These ultra-short pulses do not transfer heat or shock to the material being cut and can make surgical incisions with extreme precision.

The VICTUS platform is designed for:

  • Versatility
  • Precision
  • Quality
  • Speed
  • Visualization

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the popular LASIK procedure. Though PRK recovery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients.

Like LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery, PRK works by reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser, allowing light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clear vision.

The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that in LASIK surgery a thin, hinged flap is created on the cornea to access the treatment area, whereas in PRK the cornea’s entire epithelial (outer) layer is removed to expose the area and no flap is created. For both PRK and LASIK, the excimer laser then sculpts the stromal layer of the cornea to correct your refractive error.

We suggest you schedule a screening with our Surgical Coordinator.  Bring your  glasses or newest prescription and we’ll determine which refractive procedure will offer you the greatest benefit.

PRK and LASIK Laser Vision Correction are both procedures that can correct refractive error by reshaping the cornea utilizing a cool laser.  This reshaping allows light rays to properly focus on the retina.  PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, is usually used for lower degrees of correction.  It is performed on the surface of the eye.  LASIK or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis involves creating a “flap” in the cornea, using the Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea and replacing the flap in its original position.

Depending upon your prescription, your doctor can determine the likelihood of reaching 20/40 or better vision.  20/40 is the requirement for driving a car without the use of corrective lenses.  Approximately 92% of patients reach 20/30 or better vision with one procedure.  If you do not reach 20/40 with one procedure, then an enhancement procedure may be done to improve your vision.

When you come in for your screening, you will meet with one of our lasik coordinators and discuss the available procedures and evaluate which procedure would be right for you.  You and the doctor, however, determine the final decision.

We generally tell people undergoing LASIK that you will only need about 1-2 days of recovery time.  Patients undergoing PRK may need longer healing time.  As everyone heals at their own rate this can vary by person.

During the procedure you should feel little discomfort.  Anesthetic eye drops are administered before and during the procedure.  Afterwards there may be some discomfort, which may vary from mild to moderate sensations.  Any discomfort that may be felt will only last a few days.  Eye drops and oral pain medications are sufficient to alleviate any discomfort.  Each individual responds differently.

Refractive surgery is considered an elective procedure.  Most insurance companies do not cover the procedure, however, some insurances carry a vision plan discount.  You will need to contact your insurance company to verify coverage.

Call our Lasik Coordinator at (315) 286-2721 to schedule a screening to find out if refractive surgery is right for you.