LASIK Basics: Is It For You

LASIK Basics

Changing the way you see the world.

LASIK surgery is the most common form of laser vision correction, a surgical procedure in which a laser is used to reshape the eyes, so that they are closer to their ideal shape for focusing light.

At its core, LASIK is a 2-step process:

Dr. Dong | Member of Operation Sight Network

Dr. Dong is honored to be a member of Operation Sight Network, sponsored by American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). Operation Sight Network is a US-based charitable program for persons needing cataract surgery. By leveraging the combined strength of established charitable organizations and ASCRS's member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sight Network is providing needed care to those unable to access or afford surgery on their own.

LASIK and WaveLight Technology

Get the confidence that comes with knowing the facts. The hardest step in the entire LASIK procedure is overcoming your fear. We know that surgery can seem like a big, scary ordeal, but with WaveLight? refractive technology, it doesn?t have to be. While LASIK is still a surgical procedure, thanks to the advanced technology of the WaveLight? system, the entire LASIK process is fast, safe and precise. Plus, in just a matter of minutes, you will finally have the opportunity for the vision you have always wanted.

Prepping For The Procedure

Sun And Eye Health

Studies have show that too much exposure to UV light may increase the risk of developing macular degeneration, cataracts, and growths on the eye, including cancer. Not just sunlight, the same risk applies when using tanning beds. The risk for eye growths increases for surfers, skiers, fishermen, farmers, or anyone spending long hours under intense UV conditions found near mountains, rivers, and oceans since sunlight is strongest midday to early afternoon, at higher altitudes, and when reflected off of water, ice or snow.

Military review supports laser procedure safety

Refractive surgery is a safe method for correcting refractive error, according to a retrospective review of all cases of the surgery performed over a 7-year period at a U.S. military laser refractive surgery center.

The review, presented by Major Vashuda A. Panday, MD, identified a very low rate of postoperative microbial keratitis that compares very favorably with the infection rate reported in other series.

What Causes A Cataract?

A cataract is an eye condition that can cause your vision to be impaired. Cataract cannot lead to blindness but it is important to have them removed from your eye. Often a cataract will have developed over time on your eye's natural lens. In the early stages of a cataract your vision will not be harmed. Over time the cataract will grow and become more opaque causing your vision to diminish. Your vision will grow worse as the cataract continues its development.

WaveLight Refractive Suite

Advancing the Speed of Sight

The WaveLight? Refractive Suite is the fastest refractive surgery platform available in the US. This technology starts with the fastest femtosecond laser available in the US, The WaveLight? FS200, adds the swivel bed for patient comfort and ends with the The WaveLight? EX500 Excimer Laser, all to make the LASIK procedure faster and easier for both the patient and the surgeon.