I had to think about how to write this post to provide the best explanation to answer the question “How does LASIK work?” I’ve written a step-by-step rundown of how the operation works here, but I thought that this video from “How stuff works” provided an excellent and considerably more interesting overview that I hope you’ll find educational…
Jonathan Strickland explains How LASIK works
Did you know: The excimer laser mixes reactive gasses like chlorine (Cl) and flourine (F) with inert gasses like argon (Ar), krypton (Kr) and xenon (Xe) to produce a tightly focused beam of ultraviolet light to vaporize a microscopic portion of the cornea. We assure you that the Krypton involved will not give you X-Ray vision! (Sorry)
Let’s watch the LASIK procedure in real time (a surgeon’s eye view)
I’m currently working on releasing a video like this for myself but in the meantime, I thought that the pros of sharing this video with you would outweigh the potential fear-inducing costs! My trusted colleague, Arthur Cummings (in Ireland) has the same technology set-up I use, and I couldn’t imagine a more respected surgeon’s approach to share with you. The way I see it, if you’re researching LASIK, you’re going to see one of these videos on the internet sooner or later, so I’d rather show you one that is as close to what happens with the technology I use (featuring an eye surgeon I respect).
If you’re squeamish, or would rather keep the mystery alive, then skip this video. But if you want to see what I see when I perform a LASIK procedure, watch this video:
So, do you have any related questions to the one we answered just now? Let’s see your question in the comments below and we promise to reply!