LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) surgery is a type of refractive surgery that uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the transparent layer at the front of the eye, to improve vision. It is used to correct various vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
During the LASIK procedure, the surgeon creates a thin flap in the cornea using a microkeratome or femtosecond laser. The flap is then lifted and the underlying cornea is reshaped using a second laser. The flap is then placed in place and the cornea is left to heal naturally.
LASIK surgery is a quick and painless procedure and usually takes only a few minutes per eye. It has a high success rate and most patients experience a significant improvement in their vision immediately after the procedure. However, LASIK surgery is not suitable for everyone and potential candidates should consult with an ophthalmologist to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure.