Cornea and Laser Refractive Surgery – California
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most widely performed vision correction surgery. Vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia can all be corrected with the LASIK procedure. The surgery is very simple and takes only moments to complete. After numbing the eye and restricting its movement, Dr. Garrana cuts a thin flap on the outer layer of the cornea, moves it gently aside, and then uses an excimer laser pre-programmed with a map of the patient’s eye to re-shape the cornea so that images are focused to the correct spot on the retina. The flap is then replaced and the procedure is complete. LASIK has an excellent success rate and most patients achieve 20/20 vision or better. The procedure itself involves almost no discomfort or pain. Most patients can return to work within a day or two with remarkable vision. If you want to decrease your dependence on corrective glasses and contact lenses, LASIK might be the solution for you.
Dr. Garrana and her staff of well-trained clinicians provide a well-rounded range of eye care services including general eye exams. Dr. Garrana believes that regular and thorough eye exams are an important part of maintaining good overall eye health. With regular eye exams, Dr. Garrana can sometimes detect vision problems even before symptoms begin. This early detection gives you the best chance for successful treatment of these problems. Additionally, eye exams are necessary to prescribe proper corrective lenses or contacts, and serve as a way to determine eligibility for laser refractive surgery. Regular eye exams are the key to preserving good vision for life.