If you have astigmatism or are farsighted or nearsighted, you could benefit from bladeless LASIK surgery if you want to get rid of your glasses or contacts. It is done by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear part of the eye. Reshaping it allows the light to be properly focused onto the retina, which is in the back of the eye. The procedure is highly successful, with most patients noticing improvements in their vision immediately afterwards.
Before the procedure begins, some numbing drops will be placed into the eyes. No stitches or bandages will be required. If you are considering bladeless LASIK surgery, you will need to schedule an evaluation with our surgeon, who will be the one performing the procedure. The examination will include things like measuring the thickness of the cornea and the amount of light refraction. Some corneal mapping will likely take place as well.
During the surgery, the cornea flap is peeled back and the corneal tissue underneath is reshaped in order to improve the way the light focuses onto the retina. The flap is then put back into place to complete the surgery.
Bladeless LASIK surgery improves the precision with which the flap is created. This reduces the variability from one procedure to the next. As a result, the results are more predictable than what they would be using a cutting tool, which makes the surgery more successful.
Bladeless surgery can be done in the comfort of our office. Healing after bladeless LASIK surgery typically happens very quickly, so you won’t have to worry about impaired vision for a long period of time. On the contrary, visual improvements come right away. Sometimes these improvements are almost immediate. At other times, it may take a day, but it shouldn’t take much longer than that.
If you are considering bladeless LASIK surgery, set up a time to meet with the team at Live Oak Ophthalmology to see if it is right for you. This is one of the most popular procedures performed at our office. Other common treatments include cataract eye surgery, a cornea transplant and cornea surgery. Our office is conveniently located in Wilmington, NC. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about bladeless LASIK surgery!