Many people desire to improve their eyesight through LASIK procedure but very few of them properly understand the exact procedure of LASIK surgery.
LASIK surgery is done to reduce the dependency on corrective lenses. Through LASIK surgery, the focus of the light is changed by reshaping the cornea.
During the LASIK surgery, the surgeon forms a flap of the cornea with thickness in microns and with the help of laser, the cornea is reshaped by removing a small amount of corneal tissue. After reshaping the cornea, the flap is repositioned over the treated area. As a very small corneal tissue is removed, the surgery is done with very little discomfort. The LASIK surgery provides immediate results in most patients and most patients grade this surgery as virtually painless. One of the primary reasons for faster recovery with LASIK surgery is the minimum response of the eye towards surgery as only a very small amount of tissue is removed.
Although there are risks associated with any type of surgery, the risk is too low in the case of LASIK surgery and millions of patients worldwide undergo this surgery for correcting their vision.