In general, most people who have laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery achieve 20/25 vision or better, which works well for most activities.
What is the most advanced laser eye surgery?
(Laser-Assisted Stromal In-situ Keratomileusis)
This is because LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery in practice today. LASIK can treat mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
What is the best type of laser eye surgery?
LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis): This is the most common form of laser eye surgery procedure. LASIK is used to correct both short and long-sightedness. However, for people who require higher prescriptions it may not be the best form of treatment.
Which is better Lasik or PRK?
Flap creation is now a very safe procedure. Conversely, with PRK, because of the delayed healing (3–5 days, compared with about 3–5 hours with LASIK), there is an increased amount of time when the epithelium is not protecting the cornea and the stroma. This places the patient at an increased risk of infection.
Is it worth getting Lasik after 40?
Although patients may still address other vision problems through LASIK surgery, they will likely still require low-strength prescription reading glasses due to presbyopia. Patients should be very realistic regarding what the results of LASIK surgery may be when the procedure is performed after 40.