LASIK Eye Surgery in Philadelphia

LASIK Surgery | Philadelphia | Bala Cynwyd PALASIK, also known as Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis or laser vision correction, is a refractive procedure that reshapes the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

LASIK is the most common type of refractive surgery. Using targeted excimer laser beam energy, the LASIK procedure reshapes corneal tissue to correct refractive errors so that light rays are focused more precisely on the retina to produce clear, sharp vision. Patients who choose to undergo LASIK achieve clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses, while also benefiting from minimal downtime and little to no post-operative discomfort.

The LASIK Procedure

Performing LASIK eye surgery in PhiladelphiaLASIK is performed on an outpatient basis using only numbing eye drops to reduce any potential discomfort during the procedure. The entire surgery takes less than five minutes to perform, although patients can expect to spend a few hours at the office. If requested, patients can receive an oral sedative prior to surgery to reduce any anxieties they may have.

During the LASIK procedure, the patient will lie down in a reclining chair as the doctor positions the laser precisely over the eye. A speculum will be used to keep the eye open, the eye is cleaned and numbing drops are placed. A corneal flap is created with either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser. The surgeon gently lifts the surface of the cornea aside so that the excimer laser can then reshape the curvature of the cornea.

The excimer laser then delivers customized pulses of light energy based on each patient's prescription. The measurements for customization are determined prior to surgery, with the precise positioning confirmed prior to the start of the procedure. The second eye is treated right after the first, upon which patients will be given protective shields to keep the eyes safe from bright lights after LASIK.

Risks and Complications of the LASIK Procedure

Any surgical procedure carries the possibility of risks and complications. LASIK is considered safe for most patients who are considered ideal candidates. While rare, some of the complications that may occur, after the LASIK procedure, include:

  • Undercorrection
  • Overcorrection
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Flap complications

  • Infection
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Halos
  • Night glare
  • Compromised vision

To learn more about LASIK and to find out whether or not this procedure is right for you, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors.

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Golf Professional, Philadelphia Cricket Club LASIK Patient Kevin Duffy
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Center for Philadelphia 76ers & Denver Nuggets LASIK Patient Steven Hunter
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Upload: October 23, 2013Dr. Kay takes care of many people from the Phillies organization. When I was having trouble seeing, Dr. Kay took care of me and restored my eye sight. I can see so ...
Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel
Upload: October 23, 2013After LASIK surgery my work, family fun, and sporting activities were a pleasure. No more dry and burning eyes caused by contact lenses. Images are clearer and sharper now. My basketball shooting ...
Cataract Care Service at Wills Eye Hospital LASIK Patient Joe Calise
Upload: October 23, 2013I knew I was being deployed to Iraq. The thought of wearing my contact lenses or thick near sighted glasses made me very nervous because conditions in Iraq can be very brutal. ...
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Upload: October 23, 2013One of the greatest moments in... life. I want you to know that not a day has passed since my operation that I haven't thought of Dr. Kay and Tabas. It is ...
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School Teacher LASIK Patient Jill Donnelly
Upload: October 23, 2013I feel like a miracle patient and you are miracle doctors. I'm so happy I feel like tap dancing!...
Cataract Patient Byron Fink
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Wills Eye Hospital Operating Room Assistant LASIK Patient Stephanie Sacro
Upload: October 23, 2013Thank you so much for performing cataract surgery on me. I am absolutely delighted with the results. It is a pleasure not to wear glasses anymore, and I cannot believe how bright ...
Cataract Patient Nancy Brophy
Upload: October 23, 2013I can't believe how well I can see. All the office staff were courteous, efficient and polite. I will be telling my friends about Dr. Niknam and the office staff....
Cataract Patient of Dr. Niknam Nathaniel Murrey
Upload: October 23, 2013We have had a wonderful vision experience since our cataract surgery with Dr. Tabas. We highly recommend Dr. Tabas for eye surgery....
Husband and wife cataract patients Frank and Helen Molettieri
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Upload: October 23, 2013I can't stop smiling, I haven't seen so well since I was 5 years old. This is the best Christmas Gift ever. I am recommending Dr. Niknam to my family and friends....
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