LASIK technique has introduced a new generation of laser vision correction, based for the first time on ‘flap’ surgery. LASIK technique, or Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, is bringing brand new technology to operate inside the cornea, unlike PRK ‘surface’ technique of the previous generation.
During LASIK procedure, your Rutnin-Gimbel ophthalmologist pushes aside the superficial layer of the cornea with a precision instrument before modifying the inner layer with an excimer laser. The superficial layer of the cornea is then pushed back to its original position.
A flap is created in the superficial layer of the cornea with a precision instrument.
The prepared flap is folded back like a page of a book, exposing the inner corneal tissue to be treated
An excimer laser is used to remove the corneal tissue point by point within a few seconds, correcting the visual defect.
Afterwards, the flap is returned to its original position, protecting the eye much like a natural bandage.
Rutnin-Gimbel ophthalmologists strictly apply Rutnin’s ethics in eye surgery and make sure first that any patient meets following general conditions, whatever the treatment could be:
Candidates for LASIK treatment
If the patient meets all prerequisite conditions, LASIK can be proposed as treatment for:
Rutnin-Gimbel ophthalmologist will determine during the thorough pre-operative examination if the eye conditions enable and require a LASIK treatment.