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Nicholas Caro MD, a leader in the field of Ophthalmology is the proud father of Dimitri Caro, Spiro Caro and husband of Peggy Caro

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L A S I K,
"laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis
"
,
is a procedure  that  uses cool laser energy  to reshape the cornea.
LASIK candidates  should be in good general health & present with
a  normal  ocular health evaluation. The surgery, takes about five to
ten minutes, with the laser application taking less than two minutes
 
           Click below for Patient Information Booklet about:
Myopia (Nearsightedness)   |   Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
Hi-Myopia (Nearsightedness)   |   Astigmatism

 

 

Today LASIK (Laser Assisted Intra-stromal Keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Corrective eye surgery has changed people’s lives for decades. The first procedure performed was called RK. However, as a result of new techniques and scientific advances, patients have more options.

LASIK permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser. A knife, called a microkeratome, is used to cut a flap in the cornea.

A hinge is left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middlesection of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.

The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. The bending and focusing of light is also known as refraction.

Usually the shape of the cornea and the eye are not perfect and the image on the retina is out-of-focus (blurred) or distorted. These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are called refractive errors.

There are three primary types of refractive errors: myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

Persons with myopia, or nearsightedness, have more difficulty seeing distant objects as clearly as near objects.

Persons with hyperopia, or farsightedness, have more difficulty seeing near objects as clearly as distant objects.

Astigmatism is a distortion of the image on the retina caused by irregularities in the cornea or lens of the eye. Combinations of myopia and astigmatism or hyperopia and astigmatism are common.

Glasses or contact lenses are designed to compensate for the eye's imperfections.

Surgical procedures aimed at improving the focusing power of the eye are called refractive surgery. In LASIK surgery, precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue by a special laser reshapes the cornea changing its focusing power.
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MYOPIA (Nearsighted)   HYPEROPIA (Farsighted)   ASTIGMATISM   LASIK
     

Light rays are focused in front of the retina instead of directly on the retina

 

Light rays are not bent enough to focus directly on the retina

 

Light rays are focused at more than one point on the retina

 

The Cornea is reshaped so light rays can focus directly on the retina

 

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Nicholas Caro MD, a leader in the field of Ophthalmology is the proud father of Dimitri Caro, Spiro Caro and husband of Peggy Caro

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