Custom LASIK and PRK

LASIK and PRK, commonly referred to as laser eye surgery is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. For most patients; LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Dr. Singh will perform a careful eye exam and measure the refractive error as well as perform a wavescan (to determine an individualized and customized refractive error measurement) in order to determine the treatment pIan.


LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomlleusis)

As a LASIK surgeon, the first thing Dr. Singh does is create a thin corneal flap by using a device called the Intralase, a machine that will create the cornea flap with the use of Iaser technology. This is an advancement over the traditional technique were the cornea flap was created by a mechanical knife microkeratome.

Dr. Singh lifts up the corneal flap and applies a pedal laser beam to the expos d interior surface of the cornea, thereby reshaping the tissue. He then r places the flap over the area that has been treated.

This corneal flap serves not only as a natural bandage which eliminates discomfort commonly associated with other types of refractive surgery; but, it also actually expedites the healing process. Corneal tissue possesses extraordinary bonding properties so stiches are not needed to help keep the flap in place after LASIK surgery is performed. Visual recovery is rapid and painless.

We invite you to fill out our simple contact form if you would Iike to know more about LASIK as well as about Dr. Singh and our entire staff. We are always happy to answer any questions and provide information.

Conventional LASIK

Conventional LASIK uses a cool beam of light after the flap is made, with which the doctor gently reshapes the front surface (cornea) of the eye. The treatment is based on a careful assessment of the patient’s refractive error.

Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK is also performed after the flap is made, creating a customized map for each individual eye. This data allows the doctor to customize treatment for tiny imperfections in the eye that otherwise may impact the quality of vision. This digital technology is documented to identify and measure imperfections in the eye 25 times more precisely than conventional LASIK.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

PRK eye surgery is actually very similar to LASIK eye surgery in the sense that the same type of laser is utilized; and, the doctor (just as in LASIK) uses the laser as a technologically advanced tool to reshape corneal curvature thereby treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

However, a corneal flap is not created during PRK. Instead of creating a flap, the laser beam in PRK is applied directly to the surface of the eye to reshape the cornea.

PRK gives similar long term results when compared to LASIK, though the initial healing and visual recovery takes longer. Patients experience some discomfort for a few days after PRK, but do not have any risk for corneal flap issues as can occur in LASIK as no corneal flap is created. While LASIK is the more popular technique, some patients are better suited for PRK. Dr. Singh will inform you of your options for both LASIK and PRK after a thorough examination.

For further information about PRK, please fill out our contact form and we will be happy to answer your questions as well as provide you with further information.