What is Lasik?
Lasik is short form for laser.
The most common laser eye procedure to correct vision problems is Lasik eye surgery.
An eye surgeon during Lasik cuts across the cornea of the eye and raises a flap of tissue and starts to reshape it to correct vision.
Lasik may not be suitable for people with strong lens prescriptions, such as high degree or short-sightedness; however it is often used for people who are short-sighted, long-sighted, or who have astigmatism.
One should be aware that no medical procedures are without risks. In every procedure one will experience some complications and it is the same with Lasik too, however in this case the chances are less than 1 in 20 laser eye operations.
In the 1950s, the microkeratome and keratomileusis procedure were created in Bogota, Colombia, by the Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Barraquer. In his center, he would cut thin (one hundredth of a mm thick) folds in the cornea to change its shape.
Barraquer likewise explored how a great part of the cornea must be left unaltered so as to give stable long haul results. This work was trailed by that of the Russian researcher, Svyatoslav Fyodorov (1920-2000), who created outspread keratotomy (RK) in the 1970s and outlined the first back chamber implantable contact lenses (phakic intraocular lens) in 1980