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Are you seeking LASIK in Atlanta or the surrounding area?
Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomielusis, or LASIK, is a popular vision-correcting procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. An upgraded form called Wavefront LASIK utilizes computer software to produce an even more accurate result. LASIK is performed under local anesthesia in the office setting. Patients typically report little to no discomfort during the procedure. Cases typically last less than 20 minutes, and most patients return to normal activities the following day.
If you are interested in learning more about LASIK at Georgia Eye Associates, please contact our Laser Vision Coordinator, Beth Anneshensley at 770-995-5408, Ext. 7888. She can answer your questions and help determine the best options for you.
Planning to have LASIK surgery with Dr. Poland or Dr. Gillian? Click on the video (top is Dr. Poland, bottom is Dr. Gillian) and learn what you can expect.
Vision correction is achieved through a series of several steps: Patients are offered relaxing medication, and the eyes are given anesthesia drops. Next, a microkeratome is used to make a thin flap on the surface of the central cornea. This flap is folded back on its hinge to expose the middle corneal tissue, or stroma. A cool laser called an excimer laser (VISX Star S4) gently reshapes the underlying stroma. This step lasts only a few seconds. The flap is replaced onto the treated site and antibiotic drops are placed in the eye. These steps are repeated in the fellow eye. Upon completion of the LASIK procedure, patients are instructed to go home and rest to allow for maximal healing. Patients will be re-evaluated at one day, three days, one week, one month, three months, and six months following the procedure.