LASIK transforms vision by reshaping your cornea, allowing it to focus light more directly onto your retina. In order to access the stroma level of your cornea, where the re-shaping actually takes place, a flap is created in the epithelium (the outer layer of your cornea). This flap can be created with either a microkeratome or a femotosecond laser. Dr. Khanna will determine the technique best suited to your needs.
The LASIK flap comes with many benefits for patients, including:
- Reduced recovery time – Since the flap keeps the outer layer of your cornea intact, your eyes need to undergo less healing in order to fully recover.
- Immediate results – The corneal stroma immediately adheres to itself after treatment, allowing you to experience clearer vision immediately after your procedure, without having to wait for your eyes to fully heal.
- Less discomfort – Using a flap involves less discomfort during the healing process compared to procedures which remove the entire outer layer of the cornea entirely (i.e. PRK).
No stitches are required to hold the flap in place after treatment; your eye will naturally keep it in place while it heals. This revolutionary technique is part of what makes LASIK one of the most successful and sought-after medical procedures in the world year after year.
If you have further questions about LASIK, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (877) 254-2662 to schedule your free LASIK screening with Dr. Khanna. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California.