LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is an advanced refractive surgical procedure designed to reshape your cornea and correct the way it refracts light as it enters your eye. After creating a tiny flap in the surface of your cornea with the femtosecond laser, Dr. Goldberg will use a Wavelight excimer laser to reshape the inner layer, or stroma, of your cornea.
In preparation for all-laser LASIK, Dr. Goldberg will provide a thorough pre-treatment consultation. First, he will conduct a standard topography test, which measures the curvature of your cornea on the surface. He will perform an additional screening using advanced Visante® technology to analyze both the front and back of the eye for incredibly precise treatment. Only about 10% of all laser eye surgery centers include this type of exam in their pre-surgical evaluations.
If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may be a good candidate for LASIK. You should also be at least 18 years old, in good physical health, and you should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Because LASIK offers lasting results, you should wait until your glasses prescription has been stable for at least a year before undergoing treatment. Finally, as a candidate for LASIK, you must have good ocular health. If you suffer from macular degeneration or glaucoma, LASIK may not be right for you. If you have cataracts, they must be addressed before considering LASIK. Dr. Goldberg provides advanced cataract surgery using sophisticated laser technology and the latest intraocular lenses (IOLs).
Benefits and Risks
LASIK is renowned for its high success rate: most patients rely less on their glasses or contacts, while many patients enjoy 20/20 vision or better following their surgery. With a reduced need for corrective lenses, you could enjoy greater self-confidence, increased physical freedom, and more convenience in your day-to-day life.
LASIK is also very safe, although, like all surgeries, it does carry some risks. Potential side effects include dry eye, complications with the corneal flap, halos, and night vision difficulties. Of these side effects, dry eye is the most common, and it typically goes away within a few weeks of your surgery.
Advanced Treatment and Experience Sets us Apart
Dr. Goldberg is a recognized leader and innovator in his field, and thanks to his knowledge and experience, you can enjoy a comfortable, safe procedure and outstanding results. Dr. Goldberg’s thorough evaluation process is completely unique and allows him to determine whether you would benefit most from LASIK or an alternative procedure.
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