LASIK Eye Surgery in Palmyra, PA
If you interested in LASIK eye surgery near Palmyra, PA, consider placing your vision in the hands of the highly skilled surgeons of Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania at our convenient office in Lebanon for the best possible outcome.
Our board certified and fellowship-trained cornea specialists, Adam J. Altman, MD, Jonathan D. Primack, MD, and Kevin J. Shah, MD, our Lebanon office LASIK specialist, are three of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties, and the only cornea fellowship-trained LASIK specialists in the area.
About LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK surgery is a very short procedure during which the surgeon uses a laser to make corrections to the surface tissue of the cornea. Correcting the steepness of the cornea will change the way light is focused in the eye and may reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts.
If you are nearsighted (myopic), for example, your cornea is too steep, and it can be difficult to see things far away. The LASIK surgeon will flatten the central cornea to improve your distance vision.
If you are farsighted (hyperopic), your cornea is too flat, which makes it difficult to see things up close. LASIK can increase or steepen the curvature of the cornea to sharpen your near vision.
If you have astigmatism, your cornea is irregularly curved, causing your vision to be out of focus. The LASIK surgeon can make the cornea smooth and symmetrical and provide you with clear, crisp vision.
Drs. Altman, Primack and Shah prefer Bladeless Custom LASIK, also called “all-laser” LASIK, for the majority of their patients at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.
This state-of-the-art technique, which modifies the curvature of the cornea with a laser instead of a surgical blade, is the most modern technology for safe, accurate and customized vision correction.
Bladeless Custom LASIK is performed in three steps:
- Using a femtosecond laser, the doctor creates a hinged flap on the surface of the cornea.
- The flap is gently folded back to expose the underlying corneal tissue which is then reshaped by the laser.
- The hinged flap is placed back into position so that it may heal into place; no stitches are used.
During the procedure, you will be asked to look at a red fixation light; this light is not the laser, but a guide to help keep your eye steady and pointed in the correct direction. The laser is also equipped with a tracking device in case your eye moves. As the laser delivers steady, rhythmic pulses of light to the cornea, you will hear a clicking sound.
The procedure is painless, but the main advantage of LASIK is the quick visual recovery. Many patients wake up the morning after surgery and can see clearly without glasses or contacts.
A good LASIK surgery outcome will depend on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience, the quality, technology and safety standards of the surgical center, and how carefully the doctor evaluates your eyes before surgery. The only way to know for sure if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery is to schedule an evaluation with our cornea specialists.
If you live or work in Palmyra, PA, and have questions about whether LASIK eye surgery is right for you, schedule a free consultation at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in Lebanon.
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