Why have LASIK at San Antonio Eye Specialists?
If you’re looking for LASIK in San Antonio, look no further than San Antonio Eye Specialists. Dr. Iskander of San Antonio Eye Specialists has spent his professional life dedicated to improving his patients’ vision. He is one of the few LASIK surgeons in the area to have completed fellowship training in refractive surgery and he has invested in the latest technology so his patients have the opportunity to get the best visual results possible, the vision they deserve…..!
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What is LASIK Laser Vision Correction?
LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis and is a remarkable, state-of-the-art procedure that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism using the cool beam of an excimer laser. LASIK only takes minutes to perform and most patients can see well without glasses for distance vision. In fact, some patients see better than they ever did with glasses or contact lenses.
San Antonio LASIK Surgeon Nader Iskander has performed thousands of procedures!
LASIK is performed on the outermost layer of the cornea. The cornea is one of the fastest healing parts of the human body. This allows patients to have extremely fast recovery times. In fact, most patients can drive themselves to their appointment the very next day. Not all patients are good candidates for the procedure, and just like all procedures, LASIK does have some associated risks.
San Antonio Eye Specialists takes great care of your vision to provide you with the most accurate care and best results to correct your vision.
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Dr. Iskander will perform a comprehensive and thorough eye examination, evaluate your medical history, and perform diagnostic investigations to evaluate your candidacy.
- In general, the LASIK procedure takes only about 10 minutes or less in Dr. Iskander’s hands.
- LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) – First, the laser creates a very thin protective flap. Next, the excimer laser removes the exact amount of corneal tissue to get your vision in focus. The flap is then repositioned and your vision is restored almost immediately. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.
- PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), or LASEK or Epi-LASIK is sometimes used if patients aren’t ideal candidates for LASIK vision correction. PRK corrects the cornea on the outer most layer and does not require a protective flap. Patients that undergo PRK have the same long-term results as LASIK patients. Recovery time can be slightly longer with PRK vs LASIK. Most patients can see well in about 72 hours.
- PRK was first performed in Greece in 1990 and received FDA approval in the mid 90′s in the US. It is one of the most popular procedures in the world and here in San Antonio.