This refractive technique does not require that a surface flap be made prior to correcting the power of the cornea. Hence, only a quick, painless, treatment lasting only seconds is needed by one laser to correct your vision.
This technique is chosen when high amounts of corneal tissue are needed to be removed or patient life style includes possible trauma to the eye as in combat fighting, water skiing, parachute jumping, etc.
A bandage soft contact lens is placed on the cornea after the painless laser refractive procedure is done. This contact is usually left in place for about 5 days.
Antibiotic drops and artificial tears are used following surgery and will be explained to you following surgery.
Careful attention to dry eye conditions is important because if eye surface is too dry, excessive corneal hazing may occur which decreases vision and increases glare