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Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmastim and presbyopia. It’s the second most performed surgery in the world after cataract surgery.
LASIK procedure combines a femtosecond laser (this step was previously performed using a microkeratome (blade) but femtosecond technology proved its superiority and should be used in all cases nowadays) used to prepare a flap in the corneal depth and an excimer laser in order to reshape the cornea and enable light entering the eye to be focused onto the retina for clearer vision.
In order to benefit from a LASIK surgery, you need to have a regular cornea as shown by corneal topography and tomography. It’s preferable to have a stable refraction (no increase in myopia more than 0.5 diopter in one year) and this usually occur after 21 years old. You should stop wearing contact lenses for 48 hours before your eye exam and before the LASIK procedure, as contact enses alter the natural shape of your cornea.
As a general rule, myopia up to 10 diopters, astigmatism up to 6 diopters and hyperopia up to 6 diopters can be corrected with LASIK surgery. In some specific case, it might be possible to correct higher errors, but this needs to be evaluated on a case by case basis.