To perform LASIK surgery, Dr. Besser creates a thin flap in the cornea by using a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser, then lifts the flap to access inner corneal tissues. Next, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to ablate the inner corneal tissues. Dr. Besser exclusively performs all laser LASIK using the Intralase, which is more precise and has less intraoperative complications as well as less incidence of glare and halos after the procedure.
The femtosecond laser has an advantage over earlier microkeratome technology because it ensures a precise, thin, and uniform flap thickness, which in turn preserves the proper thickness of the underlying cornea.
Corneal reshaping is performed using an excimer laser to sculpt the inner corneal tissues. It is faster, more comfortable, and more precise, resulting in better outcomes than previous lasers. Patients are able to achieve excellent vision, with many seeing better than 20/20 after a procedure using the Excimer Laser. Dr. Besser customizes the procedure using wavefront technology that measures hundreds of reference points on the surface of the eye, then calculates the precise reshaping required to improve refractive errors.
To learn more or schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a candidate for LASIK surgery, contact our offices today.