Wearing glasses or contacts can be a major hassle, making day-to-day life even more complicated. Fortunately, when you choose to undergo LASIK at our El Paso practice, we can reduce or even eliminate your need for corrective eye wear. Our doctors have been performing LASIK for more than 15 years, and use the most advanced technology to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Using highly precise femtosecond lasers, we are proud to offer an entirely blade-free procedure, providing our patients with safer treatments and shorter recovery times. To learn more about LASIK and to find out if it is right for you, schedule your appointment at El Paso Eye Surgeons today.
El Paso Eye Surgeons is proud to offer blade-free iLASIK, an all laser LASIK procedure. Compared with LASIK using traditional surgical instruments, blade-free iLASIK with advanced high-speed femtosecond lasers can help minimize risks associated with creating the flap. Your doctor will calibrate the laser to the exact dimensions of your eye for an extremely precise treatment. Thanks to iLASIK, you can also experience reduced discomfort and an expedited recovery.
Before any laser vision correction, Dr. Gulbas or Dr. Gallardo will conduct a complimentary evaluation to determine the cost of treatment and ensure that LASIK is suitable for you. You may be a good candidate for LASIK if you:
LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, improves vision by correcting the way the cornea refracts light entering the eye. When light is not properly focused on the retina, vision becomes distorted. To enhance your vision during surgery, Dr. Gulbas or Dr. Gallardo will use a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the outer layer of your cornea (the epithelium) to access the inner layer (stroma). Your doctor will then use an excimer laser to vaporize tiny portions of the cornea, refining its curvature. After reshaping your cornea, your doctor will lay the flap back into place, where it will act as a natural bandage.
LASIK has very high success rates, with most patients achieving 20/20 vision or better after surgery with little to no side effects. Many patients are very satisfied with their results, and and notice an immediate enhancement following surgery, which continues to improve over the next two to three months.
Though LASIK is a very safe procedure, helping millions of American see clearly every year, there are some risks involved. The most common complications include dry eye, halos, difficulty with night vision, overcorrection, undercorrection, and corneal flap complications. Fortunately, our state-of-the-art technology and our doctors’ many years of experience reduces these already low risks to an absolute minimum.
To find out how our advanced technologies can make your LASIK procedure very safe and effective, contact El Paso Eye Surgeons today.
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