Millennium Laser Eye Centers proudly offers LASIK to prospective patients in Florida and the entire country. LASIK, or Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (meaning to shape the cornea of the eye using a laser), is one of the most exciting and advanced laser procedures for correcting nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic vision.
LASIK is a fairly simple process. This brief outpatient procedure is performed by an ophthalmologist using anesthetic eye drops that completely numb the eye, eliminating the use of needles, and is pain-free. While the patient is comfortably reclining, the surgeon creates a micro-thin protective flap, the approximate thickness of 3 human hairs. This is accomplished at our center, by using an extremely precise Femtosecond Laser, the FS200 or the IntraLase. As soon as the protective flap has been created, the surgeon uses state-of-the-art laser technology, the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser, to gently sculpt the cornea to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses. The protective flap is then replaced and heals instantly without the need for any stitches.
The entire LASIK process takes about 10 minutes (about 5 minutes per eye). During this rapid recovery period, a patient may experience a few hours of mild irritation which, in most cases, can be alleviated with eye drops. Vision should be fully restored within 1-4 days; however, most patients return to regular daily activity within 24 hours.
For more information on our technology, see our Wavelight EX500 and Femtosecond Technology FS200 tabs.