Lasik is currently the most sophisticated procedure for correction of refractive errors. Lasik is an acronym for Laser Assisted Insitu Keratomileusis. In Lasik, Excimer laser issued for correction of refractive errors.
The word "Excimer" is a contraction of "excited" and "dimer". Dimer merely refers to the combination of atoms of argon and fluorine gases, to form an unstable molecule which breaks down to emit photons of ultra-violet light which are used in the Excimer laser.
The Excimer laser is a "cool" laser, which does not generate heat in the cornea. The laser photons destroy intermolecular bonds in the corneal tissue resulting in tissue removal by a process called photoablative decomposition. The absence of damage to the cells surrounding the ablated tissue renders this laser particularly suitable for delicate eye procedures. Millions of people worldwide have undergone Lasik procedure for correction of refractive errors with extremely satisfactory results.
The Initial Step
This provides only a preliminary introduction to excimer laser surgery. If you are interested in having the procedure done for yourself or have any further queries kindly approach our Lasik Surgeon at Rajan Eye Care Hospital.