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LASEK

15 lasekSome patients from Fort Lauderdale are not candidates for LASIK, typically because they have a thin cornea, mild corneal scars, or other corneal problems. About two years ago, LASEK (Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy) was described. In this procedure, also known as E-LASIK or thin-flap LASIK, the corneal epithelium, or skin of the eye, is treated with alcohol for about 30 seconds to detach it from the underlying tissue. It is then lifted and rolled back. Pulses from, the computer-controlled, cool light of the excimer laser then reshape the cornea, just as in LASIK. The corneal epithelium is replaced after the laser portion of the surgery.

Advantages of LASEK include:

  • It conserves corneal tissue, because a thick corneal flap is not made, as in LASIK.
  • It may also be more appropriate for patients who engage in activities that put their eyes at increased risk for injury.

Disadvantage of LASEK include:

  • Patients must use topical steroid drops for a minimum of several weeks after their procedure.
  • Postoperatively, patients are not quite as comfortable as LASIK patients. A bandage contact lens is worn during the first 3 to 7 days after surgery to minimize this discomfort. Vision is somewhat blurry for the first 4 to 7 days after surgery. However, after 1 to 12 weeks, vision with LASEK is as good as with LASIK.

For a Free LASEK Consultation to check for your candidacy, contact our office today.

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While many things have changed, one thing the remains the same: our commitment to providing you with the highest level of quality eye care. With state of the art technology and knowledge the doctors and staff here at Ft. Lauderdale Eye Associates are providing our patients with low volume, concierge quality medical treatment. You can be assured that our infection control and safety protocols are up to date and at the highest level to provide you with a clean and extremely safe environment. We look forward to seeing you soon. To make an appointment please call 954-492-1177.

For patients needing contact lenses, please call or send a text message 954-445-7764. Patients can additionally call the office number and leave a message.

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