LASIK Overview

Eduardo Besser, MD

Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon located in Culver City, CA

LASIK surgery is safe and effective, but for those who are uncertain about getting the procedure, these statistics may help: 95% of people are satisfied with their outcome, and 90% end up with 20/20 vision or better. Dr. Eduardo Besser has extensive experience performing customized, all-laser LASIK surgery, helping patients restore their vision and eliminating the need for most eyeglass prescriptions. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery, call Dr. Besser’s office, located in the heart of Culver City, California, or book an eye examination online.

Discover how LASIK Surgery can improve your vision, and improve your life. 

What Is LASIK? 

The LASIK procedure (Laser in-situ keratomileusis) is a quick and effective refractive surgery that restores the cornea’s ability to accurately focus light. This type of laser eye surgery will dramatically improve vision and eliminate refractive errors such as near or far-sightedness, and astigmatism. When performing LASIK eye surgery, Dr. Eduardo Besser uses a laser to reshape the cornea by removing thin, microscopic layers, and smoothing irregularities. The procedure is completed quickly — usually in just 15-20 minutes for both eyes — with most patients experiencing immediate results directly following vision correction surgery.

How Refractive Errors Occur

The cornea is the transparent dome covering the front of the eye. It protects the eye, screens out ultraviolet light, and bends or “refracts” light, helping the eye to focus. Refractive errors occur when the shape, smoothness, or transparency of the cornea changes, hindering the eye’s ability to focus properly. These errors often develop when the curve of the cornea is not even or is elongated, resulting in myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. 


How Is LASIK Surgery Performed? 

Our LASIK refractive surgery procedures are performed at our Beverly Hills surgery center. First, Dr. Besser creates a thin flap in the cornea by using a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser, then folds it back to access inner corneal tissues. 


Next, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to ablate the inner corneal tissues. Dr. Besser then replaces the flap over the cornea to promote healing. Patients usually enjoy a dramatic improvement in their vision the very same day, although refractive stabilization may take up to three months, depending on the extent of the surgery.


Safe and Effective

LASIK vision correction surgery is a safe and effective way to reshape the cornea to correct these errors. After surgery, 98.5% of people are satisfied with their outcome, and 94% end up with 20/20 vision or better at 3 months, and 100% were 20/40 or better at 3 months. A significant number (59%) of patients could see 20/16 or better, and 22% could see at 20/12 or better.


If you’re ready to take the next step in eye care, find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery by calling Dr. Besser’s Office in Culver City, Los Angeles, or book an eye examination online.