LASEK VS LASIK. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES? WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
“Lasek Vs Lasik” is one big dilemma when it comes to laser eye surgery, not only for patients but also among eye surgeons.
If you have myopia or another refractive error, you are no stranger to these terms. However, if you are considering refractive surgery, the details of each technique can be confusing.
The differences between the two types of laser eye treatments can be small but translate into changes in terms of benefits, recovery, and long-term results.
Ultimately, whichever technique you choose, having laser vision correction is a permanent, long-term solution. You will have a crisp and clear vision without the need for reading glasses or contact lenses.
LASER EYE SURGERY
Laser eye surgery effectively reshapes the clear outer layer of your eye, known as the cornea, with a concentrated beam of light.
This procedure allows for correcting corneal imperfections that prevent your eye from focusing effectively, causing refractive errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Although it is often referred to as ‘surgery,’ there are no incisions or stitches involved. So, the correct term would be laser surface eye treatment.
Currently, the most used laser eye treatment methods are LASIK and LASEK.
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Updated on October 29, 2021