Vision Correction Surgery (cont.)
Diagram of an eye with myopia or nearsightedness.
Diagram of an eye with hyperopia or farsightedness.
Marking the cornea prior to making the LASIK flap.
Applying the suction ring of the keratome to create the LASIK flap.
Graphic of the LASIK flap.
Graphic of the laser resculpting the cornea.
Replacing the LASIK flap.
REFERENCES:Last Editorial Review: 5/14/2009
Contact lenses or further surgery?. Surgical Eyes. http://www.surgicaleyes.org
National Eye Institute. National Institutes of Health. http://www.nei.nih.gov
Ophthalmology Resource Center Pharmacia Ophthalmics. http://www.ophthalmologyresource.com
Vision correction surgery. American Academy of Ophthalmology. http://www.aao.org
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