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LASIK Surgery to Improve Your Vision

When patients undergo LASIK surgery at our White Plains or Manhattan offices, they can finally experience clear vision without the need for cumbersome visual aids. Having to wear glasses or contacts can be a hassle, and sometimes it is difficult to find the perfect prescription for your vision. With blade-free iLASIK, Dr. Howard S. Kornstein can correct your myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism (distorted vision due to imperfect eye shape). This procedure usually takes about ten minutes and requires no stitches or sutures. Call our office today to learn more about the results you can expect to achieve from LASIK surgery.

What is Blade-free iLASIK?

LASIK, or “laser in-situ keratomileusis,” involves the use of a laser to reshape the cornea, the transparent outer layer of the eye. Correcting corneal imperfections allows light to travel properly through the eye to the retina. In traditional LASIK, a blade microkeratome is used to create the corneal flap that exposes the inner layers of the cornea for laser reshaping. Our office offers blade-free LASIK, a technique that involves the use of a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap. The blade-free technique offers a number of benefits. It enables doctors to create more precise corneal flaps; is associated with a reduced risk of flap complications; and minimizes inflammation, discomfort and recovery times
Maple Eye and Laser Center offers blade free iLASIK vision correction surgery to patients in White Plains, NY. This type of surgery differs from traditional LASIK in that it uses a laser rather than a blade to create the corneal flap. This surgery has been connected to excellent patient outcomes, and people are often amazed at how quickly their vision has improved.

Who is a Candidate for LASIK?

Dr. Kornstein will personally meet with you before and after surgery, during your initial consultation and at follow-up exams. First, you will undergo a LASIK evaluation so we can determine if LASIK is right for you. Properly screening patients is just as important as the technology itself. If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, Dr. Kornstein will recommend alternative treatment options, such as PRK and LASEK. PRK and LASEK are just as effective as LASIK. By meeting with Dr. Kornstein prior to surgery, we can determine which treatment modality is best suited to your needs.
During this initial exam, we will use 3D scanning technology to map your eye and create a customized surgical plan. In case you decide to move forward with surgery, the doctor will provide you with pre-operative instructions, including the use of contact lenses. Depending on the type of contact lenses you wear, you will need to stop wearing them from three days to three weeks before your surgery.
During the procedure, Dr. Kornstein will use a precise femtosecond laser to form a flap in your cornea. Then, an excimer laser will be used to sculpt the corneal tissue underneath. Once the surgeon has properly reshaped the tissue, the flap will be closed. The entire surgical process usually takes about ten minutes.

LASIK: The Process

Dr. Kornstein will personally meet with you before and after surgery, during your initial consultation and at follow-up exams. First, you will undergo a LASIK evaluation so we can determine if LASIK is right for you. Properly screening patients is just as important as the technology itself. If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, Dr. Kornstein will recommend alternative treatment options, such as PRK and LASEK. PRK and LASEK are just as effective as LASIK. By meeting with Dr. Kornstein prior to surgery, we can determine which treatment modality is best suited to your needs.
During this initial exam, we will use 3D scanning technology to map your eye and create a customized surgical plan. In case you decide to move forward with surgery, the doctor will provide you with pre-operative instructions, including the use of contact lenses. Depending on the type of contact lenses you wear, you will need to stop wearing them from three days to three weeks before your surgery.
During the procedure, Dr. Kornstein will use a precise femtosecond laser to form a flap in your cornea. Then, an excimer laser will be used to sculpt the corneal tissue underneath. Once the surgeon has properly reshaped the tissue, the flap will be closed. The entire surgical process usually takes about ten minutes.

Recovering From LASIK Surgery

Many patients choose LASIK because it offers a remarkably quick recovery. Common side effects, which include blurriness, itching or tearing, dryness and redness, typically resolve within several days. Your doctor may prescribe rewetting and medicated eyedrops to restore moisture, reduce inflammation, and prevent infection. You will be provided with complete post-operative instructions, including any visits to our office. During periodic appointments, your doctor can address any concerns you might have and check that your healing is progressing on-time and free of complications.

Benefits of LASIK

LASIK is very effective, providing about 96 percent of patients with their desired eyesight after the procedure. Often, patients no longer need contact lenses or glasses, which is one of many benefits of the procedure. The corneal correction usually takes effect almost immediately, with no stitches, sutures, or bandages required. With the use of anesthetizing (numbing) drops, most patients remain comfortable during the short surgery.

Begin Your Journey to Clear Vision

Dr. Kornstein was the first ophthalmologist in New York to have his own eyes treated with LASIK; he firmly believes in the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. To learn more about LASIK eye surgery, the costs of the procedure, and determine if this procedure is right for you, call our office today to schedule a consultation.

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