LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) in New Jersey
LASIK is not our preferred laser vision correction procedure. It is because we believe that this procedure is not as safe both short and long term as surface laser vision correction (PRK or LASEK). Click to learn more.
LASIK is performed by creating an incision into your cornea called a corneal flap. The cut corneal flap is then elevated; the laser is applied to reshape the contour of the cornea to correct the person's glasses prescription. After this the corneal flap is laid down on the cornea where it sticks. In our center, we have both the traditional microkeratomes and the newer femtosecond lasers (“all laser LASIK”) to create the corneal flap incision in your eye. After reshaping the underlying cornea with the excimer laser, the corneal flap is replaced. The corneal flap heals only at the edge and not underneath the flap. This means the corneal flap will never add significant strength to the eye the way it did before the incision. This is a permanent condition. To learn more, please read our article on compare procedures. Dr. Hedaya uses the German engineered Allegretto Wavelight laser system to contour your cornea and correct your vision.
The Allegretto Wavelight laser system has advanced eye tracking capabilities that tracks your eye position 400 times a second to accurately complete your procedure in just seconds!
To compare LASIK to safer Surface laser, please click here.
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