New York Lasik
LASIK provides the "WOW!" factor missing with previous types
of refractive surgery. What we have found in clinical
terms is very little, if any, discomfort and much more
rapid visual recovery.
LASIK tends to give us 80% of the desired result in days rather
than weeks. The eyes continue to improve over a period
of many weeks to months. Usually, the two eyes do not
heal at exactly the same rate.
of our Lasik patients see well enough the next day to operate
a motor vehicle and return to work. 83% of patients
who undergo bilateral Lasik surgery are 20/40 or better on
the next post-operative visit. Also, Lasik patients with stronger
prescriptions are more likely to be mildly over or under
corrected initially. For hyperopia and higher degrees
of myopia, some initial over correction is usually necessary
to compensate for the anticipated regression.
can be performed with LASIK by either lifting the flap
or creating a new one. Enhancements are performed for
either over or under corrections once the prescription
has stabilized. We usually need to wait at least 3 months
before performing an enhancement. For mild myopia, our
enhancement rate is less than 10%. However, if your
prescription is strong and/or you have a high degree
of astigmatism, or if you are farsighted, our enhancement
rate is closer to 30%.
is important to remember that not all individuals heal
at the same rate. In general, eyes with stronger prescriptions
take a bit longer to achieve the desired refractive
state. Other factors such as the dryness of the eye
may also affect healing. Lasik patients over the age of 45
are more intolerant of mild overcorrections, even though
they may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome.
As part of the full spectrum service provided by Robbins
Laser Site, new lenses are provided if necessary during
the healing phase.