Laser eye surgery, which is also known as LASIK (laser assisted in-situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery is a popular elective vision surgery which corrects the chronic conditions of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism (inability of the eye to transmit sharply focused image on retina). The laser surgery corrects these conditions by changing the curvature of the cornea.
Lasik eye surgery was developed in the 1980s (patented in 1989) after it was discovered that an excimer laser could precisely etch human tissue without concomitant thermal damage. The first eye laser surgery was performed successfully in 1989. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the procedure for use in 1992.
Prior to Lasik surgery the most successful vision correction surgery was radial keratectomy (diamond knife incisions to the cornea to alter its shape; particularly useful in correcting astigmatism), which was developed in the 1970s. It is still a viable alternative to Lasik for those who are not good candidates for the laser procedure, although it has been largely replaced by the latter. Please visit ReemasLaserClinic.com.au if you are looking for the best laser clinic Sydney. You won’t be sorry. Plus it’s time to get rid of all that ugly hair.
Lasik surgery has seen several improvements since it was first introduced. Faster lasers, “wavefront” optimized and guided surgical techniques, bladeless flap incisions, larger spot areas and intraoperative corneal pachymetry, which is used to precisely measure corneal thickness prior to the procedure have all added to Lasik effectiveness.