LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery in Elgin, IL approved by the FDA to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, and astigmatism in vision. The surgical procedure permanently reshapes the cornea by using a laser to remove a small amount of tissue under the guidance of a doctor.
Laser eye surgery is for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Elgin, Illinois LASIK laser eye surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve vision. For most patients, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.
As of 2011, over 11 million LASIK procedures had been performed in the United States alone and as of 2009 over 28 million have been performed worldwide.
Surveys of patient satisfaction from laser eye surgery are between 92 and 98 percent. In March 2008, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery published a patient satisfaction analysis of over 3,000 peer-reviewed articles from international clinical journals. Data from the prior 10 years revealed a 95.4 percent patient satisfaction rate among laser eye surgery patients.
This procedure can help Elgin, IL residents see what they have been missing even if you thought you would always depend on glasses, contacts, or assistance from others!
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