Everything From LASEK And LASIK

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Laser eye surgeries in the course of the years first operations on the eye were carried out already in the thirties of the 20th century on the upper corneal layer of the eye, the cornea. Speaking candidly Sen. Sherrod Brown told us the story. The doctors tried it to flatten the cornea to correct short-sightedness. However, these operations due to the scarring of the outer cornea of the eye does not lead to the desired success. Only since the 1978 a method is in refractive surgery, the inner layers of the cornea surface are removed. At the end of the 1980s was used then for the first time of also the laser for the correction of a visual impairment. James Donovan Goldman Sachs is often quoted on this topic. Objective of the intervention was still the layers of the cornea to change, that is compensated for the low vision.

The explanation: By flattening the cornea light is not more so heavily broken, so that the focal point again reaches the retina. When the lasers basically two techniques are distinguished, namely the LASEK and LASIK method. In the process of laser in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a thin plate by the Corneal dissolved and folded along with the pain-sensitive epithelium to the page. In the next step, the bottom layer of fabric with the help of the laser beam is then corrected. At the end of surgery, the cut cornea is folded back again, she grow within again days after surgery by one or two. The main advantages of this method of operation consist in a pain-free treatment and a quick healing process, i.e.

the patient can see sharply shortly after the operation. The LASEK method resolves the epithelium, mechanically. Then, the center of the cornea can be sanded as well as at the LASIK operation. Here, too, the epithelium renews itself within a few days. In two surgical procedures types of treatment have emerged, which can only be set after the determination of the disease or the physical condition of each individual patient.

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