Laser eye surgery

What is laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery is an term for several eye surgeries used to correct eye refractive errors (i.e., how your eyes focuses light). The most common types are LASIK, PRK, LASEK and EpiLASIK.

1. LASIK – Laser in Situ Keratomileusis:

LASIK is the most common laser eye surgery.

2. PRK – Photorefractive Keratectomy:

PRK – the second most common type of laser eye surgery. The PRK recovery period is a bit longer than that of LASIK.

3. LASEK:

Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis. LASEK is a good option for patients with thin corneas.

4. Epi-LASIK:

Epithelial Laser in Situ Keratomileusis

Laser eye surgery explained – infographic: