What is LASIK?
LASIK surgery involves creating a very thin superficial flap of corneal tissue on a hinge, ablating or removing microscopic amounts with a very accurate laser, and replacing the corneal flap. The procedure is painless, quick and visual recovery is 6-12 hours. It is a very safe procedure for the right candidate and very accurate. Millions of LASIK surgeries have safely been performed around the world.
With a greater understanding of the physiology of the eye and observing patients over 20 years, LASIK surgeons have come to better understand causes of short and long term complications. Those situations are avoided and thus the procedure has become much safer. Laser technology and flap creation advances has resulted in extremely low incidence of complication.
Dr. Matzkin has performed over 10,000 successful laser procedures. He is highly regarded amongst his colleagues in the field of refractive and vision correction surgery.
Video courtesy of the American Academy of Ophthalmology