Lasik Eye Surgery and Consultation in Scottsdale, Arizona

Lasik, short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is the most common and effective corrective eye surgery today. Lasik eye surgery uses a special cutting laser to reshape the cornea of your eye, with the goal of achieving as close to perfect vision as possible without the use of corrective lenses.
When the cornea functions as it should, it refracts light onto the back of the eye in a precise location. With vision problems like nearsightedness and astigmatism, the light is bent and doesn’t hit this precise location properly. This results in blurry vision and lowered visual acuity. Reshaping the cornea through a Lasik procedure will correct these problems.

Lasik Eye Surgery Procedure and Recovery Time

Before your procedure, you’ll have a Lasik consultation that will go over everything you need to know about your surgery. Your complete medical and visual history will be discussed, and Dr. Arora will ease any concerns that may be giving you feelings of nervousness or anxiety.
Dr. Arora will take detailed measurements of your eye, so he has an accurate depiction before your Lasik eye surgery. Before the surgery, you may be asked to take sedative medication. Once we have you checked in, situated, and lying comfortably on the operating table, we will place numbing eye drops in your eye to prevent discomfort.
Dr. Arora will then use a cutting laser to slowly and precisely reshape your cornea. The entire procedure typically takes less than 10 minutes per eye. You’re likely to be seeing close to 20/20 vision within 24 hours of the procedure. Due to blurry vision immediately following the surgery and mild discomfort levels for the first four to six hours afterward, we ask that you have someone available to drive you home.

Lasik Eye Surgery Technology and Types

There are three main types of Lasik surgery. All are effective, and there isn’t a huge statistical difference between them.
  • Conventional Lasik – In this procedure, the ophthalmologist uses a small blade to pull back a flap of the eye, gaining access to the cornea. Once the flap is moved, the doctor uses a laser to reshape the cornea.
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  • IntraLasik – Instead of a blade being used to create the cornea access flap, a second laser is used, allowing for a greater level of precision. This may be a better option for patients with glaucoma.
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  • PRK – In this surgery, a flap is not created at all. Instead, a very thin layer of cells on the cornea is removed with a solution, giving access. Recovery may be more uncomfortable than the other two methods, and PRK is mostly recommended for those with thinner-than-average corneas.
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Who Is Lasik Eye Surgery Appropriate For?

Lasik eye surgery is mainly used to treat a handful of very common vision problems.[1]
The best candidates for Lasik are those who have one or more of the following conditions:

Astigmatism

This condition means that your cornea is curved or shaped unevenly. This results in visual disturbances both near and far due to problems with visual focusing.

Farsightedness (hyperopia)

When light focuses behind the retina instead of on it, your near vision becomes blurry. Two problems can cause this. You may have an eyeball shorter than the average, or your cornea may be too flat and cause distortions.

Nearsightedness (myopia)

When light rays focus in front of the retina, your distance vision becomes blurry. Like hyperopia, myopia can be caused by two issues. You may have an eye that is just a touch longer than normal, or your cornea may be too curved instead of too flat.

Trusted Lasik Surgery in Scottsdale

Dr. Arora is an experienced and highly trained ophthalmologist serving the Scottsdale, Arizona, area. He has won numerous awards and was recently named one of the top ophthalmologists by Newsweek magazine. He specializes in eye surgery of several kinds, including visual corrective surgery. If you’re interested in living a life free of corrective lenses, contact our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!