LASIK is probably the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today. This is due to quick recovery time, very little discomfort, and return to good vision by the next day.
LASIK combines the excimer laser with a procedure called Lamellar Keratoplasty. Under this procedure, a microkeratome is used to make a thin circular flap of the cornea. The flap is then folded back out of the way while the excimer laser removes and reshapes the inner tissue of the cornea. The flap is then laid back down where it bonds securely (this occurs from a natural suction pump inside the eye). Most patients have LASIK performed on both eyes at the same time.