LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a form of corneal-based laser vision correction for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The procedure involves creation of a thin flap in the cornea as a natural bandage and reshaping the cornea underneath. Current technology allows both the flap creation and resurfacing to be performed with a laser. The use of a corneal flap in LASIK allows for rapid recovery of vision and minimal discomfort to other forms of corneal-based laser surgery.
Dr. Chan is certified on the Alcon FS200 femtosecond laser and Wavelight excimer platform, which is one of the most advanced laser surgical suites available. This platform allows for LASIK flap creation in as little as 6 seconds. The Wavelight excimer laser incorporates flying spot technology to reshape the cornea precisely and a high-speed 400-500Hz eye tracker to actively track movements in the eye before treatment.